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PD: CVG flight to Houston diverted to Nashville due to allegedly drunk passenger

Man said he drank 8 shots before boarding plane
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Posted at 9:34 AM, Sep 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-06 10:06:02-04

CINCINNATI -- Labor Day traditionally creates travel woes as highways and airports fill with people heading home, but we sure hope you weren't on the flight from Cincinnati to Houston that was delayed two hours and then made an unannounced pit stop in Nashville Monday night.

According to an affidavit from Metro Nashville Police, Mohammed Nasser Aldoseri was arrested after United Express flight 3550 – flying from CVG – was diverted to Nashville because he caused a disturbance on board.

Aldoseri was allegedly intoxicated and broke down an out-of-service lavatory door. He reportedly threw up in the sink and began “to speak in Arabic very loudly,” the police report stated.

At that time, the captain diverted the flight to Nashville.

When the plane landed, officers found Aldoseri passed out in his seat. He told police he’d drank eight lemon drop shooters before boarding the plane. According to the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport's website, Aldoseri's plane was scheduled to depart Cincinnati at 6:50 p.m., but didn't actually leave until 8:49 p.m.

Authorities said he had slurred speech, was unsteady on his feet and had red, glassy eyes.

The 26-year-old was taken into custody and charged with disorderly conduct and public intoxication. However, federal charges were pending in the case.