CLEVELAND — Cleveland authorities say a traveler who refused to turn off his cellphone and fought with flight attendants as a plane taxied for takeoff has been jailed and charged with aggravated disorderly conduct.
Federal regulations allow passengers to use cellphones in airplane mode or with cellular service disabled but not for voice communications.
Bowie, Maryland, resident Jay Peck was charged Friday. No attorney and no scheduled court appearance are listed for him.
Police say Peck argued with attendants and passengers on a Baltimore-bound Southwest Airlines flight from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport late Thursday. The captain returned to the gate, where police boarded the plane and arrested Peck.
- One flight missed, whole trip gets canceled. And no refund
- Woman seeking man she kissed at marathon hears from his wife
- So how did the Seahawks' draft grade out?
- Video captures fiery lava explosion at Hawaii volcano
- Bicyclist suffers serious injury in collision with bus
Most Read Stories
A spokesman for Dallas-based Southwest Airlines Inc. says the flight proceeded normally after Peck was removed.