Suspecting that Ms. Krentcil had been overserved, TSA officers eventually handed her over to airport police while everyone was standing around the Delta counter.
The police in turn offered her a deal. She was allowed to choose between a 30 hour detainment during which she would detox, or an arrest for public intoxication. Correctly remembering that jail is a bad place, she agreed to do the detox.
We have a number of questions about this story, above and beyond the celebrity travel thing up top (and we're genuinely not sure about that one). First, how did they end up at the ticket counter? Were they trying to get her another boarding pass? Does that mean she left her first boarding pass somewhere inside the terminal? Why would she do that?
Second, we always find it amazing that some people get so drunk they get denied access to airports. Just imagine what would happen if someone tried to enforce that standard at, say, the Las Vegas airport. Air traffic would grind to a halt. Just how drunk was she? And if she was that drunk, how was she still even walking?
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