NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) – A Nashville International Airport employee was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence as she left work on Wednesday morning.

Mahealani Robert, 52, is charged with DUI.

On March 13 at about 10 a.m., officers were dispatched to BNA regarding a “possibly intoxicated employee,” according to an arrest report. Officers ran the employee’s information and found out which vehicle she was driving.

Roberts later agreed to the tests but failed, police said. Her blood alcohol content was .245, more than three times the legal limit to drive, according to the report. She was taken to jail without incident.

BNA employee arrested for DUI after leaving work, police say (

If her blood alcohol level was that high, she did not get wasted between clocking out and getting on the road, she was soused on the job. I hope she was not in a high-security-sensitive position.


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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

8 thoughts on “Why I don’t air travel, part 164.”
  1. why I don’t air travel reason # 295- I cant bring my machine gun and 40 mags in my carry on… eons ago there was a Mad Magazine cartoon where all these shady lookin guys get on a plane… it gets up in the air and ALL of them pull guns stand up and say “this is a”…… look around at each other they all sit down….

      1. That’s not better.
        Ever see someone come down with food poisoning halfway though a long flight? I have. (Seen it, that is.) Not a fun time for anyone.

  2. Roberts later agreed to the tests but failed, police said. Her blood alcohol content was .245, more than three times the legal limit to drive, according to the report.
    How much later?
    Most adult livers process ethanol at the rate of about one “drink” per hour. (One “drink” being the approximate equivalent of one beer, one glass of wine, or one shot of liquor. The precise amount varies a bit, of course, with the alcohol content in that beer/wine/liquor, and it’s hyperbolic — meaning the rate slows down as BAC approaches zero — but for estimation purposes, it’s close enough.) That’s why the police like to get the breath and blood tests in ASAP; the longer they wait, the lower the BAC will read.
    If “later” means an hour or two, her BAC would have been significantly higher than .245 when she was arrested. Three or more hours, and it would have been MUCH higher.
    Bottom line is, she was almost certainly sloshed well before she got in the car, which means she was probably drinking pretty heavily while still on-shift.
    A BNA spokeswoman said Robert worked at the Southern Steak & Oyster restaurant at the airport….
    We often joke that the TSA is a job resource program for the dimmest bulbs in the nation, but it appears that the restaurant and its management company can’t be that far behind. But thank goodness she’s not in a critical high-security or -responsibility position!

  3. She would not have been the first to enjoy a few “hot cocoas” after her shift in the airport.
    Unless she is piloting, providing safety, or aircraft maintenance, I am not going to use this as a reason to avoid flying.

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