3 women charged with assaulting Delta employees after flight attendants told them they couldn’t board a flight to Puerto Rico because they were too drunk, prosecutors say

3 women charged with assaulting Delta employees after flight attendants told them they couldn’t board a flight to Puerto Rico because they were too drunk, prosecutors say

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  • Date: 14-Jan-2022
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3 women charged with assaulting Delta employees after flight attendants told them they couldn’t board a flight to Puerto Rico because they were too drunk, prosecutors say

Three women have been charged with assault in an incident in which they're accused of attacking Delta employees who told them they couldn't board a flight from New York to Puerto Rico because they were too drunk, according to reviewed by Insider. Long Island residents Jordan Nixon, Janessa Torres, and Johara Zavala were arrested on Thursday in connection to a September 22 incident at John F. Kennedy International Airport, according to a press release In the letter to a judge, US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Breon Peace said that the women's flight from New York to San Juan, Puerto Rico, was delayed nearly five hours on September 22, and surveillance videos and bar receipts show they ordered around nine alcoholic drinks while they waited for their flight. Peace said in the letter that when the women got to their gate, Delta employees determined they should be denied access to their flight because "they were acting belligerent, one of the defendants was refusing to wear her mask properly, and Zavala was visibly disoriented and possibly intoxicated." The flight crew was notified of the intoxication, and a member of the crew and the captain stepped off the plane

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