Police: Flight attendant was too drunk to spell her own name

A crew member pulled off a Delta commuter jet at a Grand Rapids airport reportedly had a blood alcohol level of 0.186, more than twice the legal limit to drive. The flight to MSP airport was canceled. Pinnacle Airlines, which operates the flight, has taken the attendant off the job and is investigating.
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A crew member pulled off a Delta commuter jet at a Grand Rapids airport reportedly had a blood alcohol level of 0.186, more than twice the legal limit to drive. The flight to MSP airport was canceled. Pinnacle Airlines, which operates the flight, has taken the attendant off the job and is investigating.

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