Lexington man downs three Jack Daniel's, gets violent on flight to Charlotte

Mrs. Tyler Thompsonabout 5 years


The flight from Lexington, KY to Charlotte, NC is barely an hour long, but it was long enough for Michael Kerr to down three Jack Daniel's and get in a fight with flight attendants. According to the Charlotte Observer, the 25-year-old Kerr had three drinks after takeoff and, as the plane taxied to its gate at Charlotte Douglas International, ignored the flight crew's orders and got out of his seat, and when told to sit down, threatened to break a flight attendant's jaw. From the Charlotte Observer:
Kerr, appearing intoxicated, walked quickly to the front of the plane and cursed at the flight crew. He kicked one attendant in the leg and shoved another to the floor of the plane, the affidavit says. The pilot and co-pilot, listed only by their initials in the document, got Kerr on the ground and used a seat belt strap to restrain his legs and keep him from kicking. When Charlotte-Mecklenburg police arrived, Kerr was handcuffed but kept kicking, requiring other police officers to be called to the scene before he could be removed from the plane.
Kerr faces charges of intoxication, disruptive behavior, assault, threatening behavior, and interfering with the duties of a flight crew or attendant. Also, being a Kentuckian and drinking Tennessee whiskey instead of bourbon.

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