The Trouble With 'Sober Lock-Up' Areas at Airports, Aside From The Obvious
Some more interesting news has come out of Jonathan Rhys Meyers latest arrest on Saturday at the Charles De Gaulle airport. People Magazine reports:
The incident began when a bartender at the café area "Le Quotidien" in the departure area of the airport at terminal 2F refused to serve the actor, who appeared drunk, according to the news service. A shouting match developed between Rhys Meyers and the bar manager. Then when another bar employee tried to separate the pair, Rhys Meyers swung and punched the intervening waiter.
The police then locked up Rhys Meyers in a sober lock-up area for three hours. Guess he didn't make his flight! But really, we could care less about Rhys Meyers being all drunk in public. This isn't the first time Johnny has gotten into an airport fight. Two years ago, he attempted to board a BMI flight completely wasted. (May we suggest just taking a Xanax instead of trying to drink the fear of flying away?) What we're really curious about is that "sober lock-up" area.
It turns out Durango has actually had a first-hand experience with these places as one of his friends was arrested for being drunk at the DFW Airport.
The jail is not inside the airport. It's on a side road to the east about 3 miles from the main airport freeway. I found the jail. I talked to the jailer. He said the arrestee had not sobered up, under the legal limit, almost 9 hours after the arrest. I was appalled.
Durango finally was able to get his friend released at which point they were told that the "recently drunk one's" belongings and carry-on bags were now at the Lost and Found inside the airport past security. Only after they went through security, did they find out the belongings were back at a baggage claim. You can read the entire saga here. We guess we don't need to remind you not to show up wasted for your flight.
Meanwhile, Rhys Meyers will now have to return to France in September to
appear in court for charges of "voluntary violence, contempt, issuing death threats and assault."
· Jonathan Rhys Meyers Can't Fly with BMI [Jaunted]
· Justin Timberlake Wards Off The Ladies With Armed Guard at CDG [Jaunted]
· Public Airport Intoxication Part Two [Durango Texas]
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