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Intoxicated Florida Woman Crashes Airport Gate, Rams Airplane

Arrested And Booked Into Manatee County Jail

A woman has been arrested for allegedly crashing through an airport gate at Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport in south Florida, ramming an airplane, and then exiting the airfield through a different gate.

The incident occurred last Wednesday. Television station WFLA reports that the woman has been identified as 40-year-old Mary Dostal. Airport police say that Dostal was on the grounds of the airport for about two minutes before she drove through the second gate. She stuck the wing of an aircraft that belongs to a flight training business based at the airport.

Dostal was arrested by the Manatee County Sheriff's Office about five minutes after she exited the airport grounds, according to television station WFTS. The arrest report indicates that Dostal smelled of alcohol when she was pulled over, and an open box of wine was found on the floorboard of the passenger's side of her car. Dostal reportedly told deputies that she had only had one glass of wine, and she thought she was in Ohio. She was given a Breathalyzer test, which recorded a blood-alcohol level of between 0.149 and 0.140.

The plane, which belongs to Universal Flight Services, sustained between $10,00 and $15,000 worth of damage, according to company representative Jacob Kyser. The impact damaged the flap on the port wing of the airplane, which is "pretty minor" Kyser said. "It could have been a lot worse."

Dostal has been released on bond.

(Image provided by the Manatee County Sheriff's Office)

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