Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Woman Faces Drink Charge after Prison

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Woman Faces Drink Charge after Prison

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A DRUNKEN airline passenger jailed in Canada this week will face a drink-driving charge when she gets out of jail.

Bridget Hanley, from north Manchester, was sentenced to 20 days behind bars after attacking a fellow passenger and TUI crew member midair on a flight to Cancun, Mexico. Pilots were forced to make an emergency landing in Quebec City, and the 34-year-old was arrested by police.

She faced charges of 'disturbing the peace, mischief, and jeopardising the safety of an aircraft', last Sunday.

Hanley, of Heaton Park Road in Blackley, pleaded guilty in court and will serve the time in a provincial detention facility in Québec City area.

It has since been revealed that once she has completed her 20-day sentence, she will be handed over to police in Ontario - another Canadian province - where she is wanted for unrelated outstanding charges, including driving while ability impaired, failing or refusing to provide a sample and failing to re-attend court. …

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