Accused Drunk Flight Attendant's Plea Deal Denied

A judge denies a plea agreement for a flight attendant facing charges in Lexington.

Sarah Mills was scheduled to go on trial Wednesday morning for charges that got her kicked off a plane at Blue Grass Airport, but lawyers for the prosecution and defense has reached a plea deal.

The judge wouldn't accept the deal, because Mills didn't appear in court as she had ordered.

Mills is charged with alcohol intoxication and terroristic threatening.

Investigators say she looked at the plane's pilot and said, "You are dead," back in August.

According to court documents, Mills blew a .03 at the time of her arrest.

That level is below the legal driving limit of .08 and below the FAA flying level of .04, but enough for charges to be brought against her, according to police.

Mills' lawyer says she didn't appear because she's at a rehab center in St. Louis.

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  • by Nicole Location: The Real World on Dec 17, 2007 at 01:58 PM
    Heh, you all forgot this is KY the bourbon capital of the world, the passengers would probably felt calmer with the scent of good 'ole alcohol on her breath. All jokes aside this seems like overkill. This lady probably was in rehab to save her livelihood, not like Lindsey, Nicole or Brittany. This judge knew it would be reported a couple of more times and wanted her name in print. Also the threat against the pilot seemed personal. If the judge had proof she wasn't in rehab that would have made a difference otherwise he shouldn't have been so heavy handed.
  • by Jeff Location: Lex on Dec 17, 2007 at 10:01 AM
    If anyone watched the jailhouse video and has dealt with drunk and/or impaired people on a regular basis can see there is more than "alcohol" intoxication here. Just my two cents.
  • by Brandi Location: Powell County on Dec 16, 2007 at 10:43 AM
    I agree that it was only one drink and that she shouldn't be charged with a crime, but she should have known better than to drink ANYTHING before getting onto an airline full of people who depend on HER to keep them feeling safe. IF the passengers would have smelled alcohol on her breath it would have made them very uneasy...
  • by J Location: Ky on Dec 16, 2007 at 07:03 AM
    I understand what she did was wrong but sounds as if this is just a bit harsh
  • by James Location: Lexington on Dec 15, 2007 at 09:23 PM
    .03 and she's arrested for an alcohol intoxication charge. Well the KRS says a person has to be a danger to themself or others or causing such a nuisance because of there level of intoxication. .03 is 1 beer or 1 mixed drink. Should have went with disorderly conduct instead and is the pilot " the actual victim not the commonwealth" actualy going to press charges? A good atorney will beat both these charges so I wouldnt stress to much about this case. It will all be dissmissed wothout predijious. " I know i cant spell"
  • by homer Location: martin on Dec 14, 2007 at 04:30 AM
    let her pay cost and go on her way
  • by Tipsy Location: At the bar on Dec 13, 2007 at 06:28 AM
    Sarah, just stay home and forget these bunch of over important fools. They are just out to make an example of you. We have street junkies in this town that the courts treat better than you. This has been blown out of proportion from the get go, this was never realy news to begin with.
  • by Anonymous Location: Kentucky on Dec 13, 2007 at 06:17 AM
    No show no deal!
  • by Paul Location: Lex on Dec 13, 2007 at 05:58 AM
    .03????? she had one drink and was considered intoxicated???? And in a fit of anger said something stupid????Is it me or do others think this is a bit heavy handed? Now the judge won't accept a plea deal because she couldn't appear because she's in rehab... Something about all of this stinks to high heaven. Is this judge on a power trip or what?
  • by c Location: fkt on Dec 13, 2007 at 04:16 AM
    Finally, a judge with some sense! No appearance in court, no deals! Way to go judge! I hope you are the one sitting in on the trial!
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