Airport worker arrested for 'drink driving on runway'

Ruth Doherty
Airport worker arrested for 'drink driving on runway'
Airport worker arrested for 'drink driving on runway'

A ground worker at Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport has been arrested for allegedly drink driving while operating machines on the runway.

John Joseph Korab, 54, is charged with four counts, including drink driving and use of alcohol while operating a vehicle in the airport's operations area, according to the Sacramento Bee.

A police report says he was driving a truck for the ground services company Servisair when he failed to give way to an AirTran jet the was being pushed back from the gate.

It says his blood alcohol level was more than double Minnesota's legal limit for driving.

According to, a superior staff member tracked Mr Korab down at a filling station at the airport after the incident, to find that he smelled of alcohol.

Officials told the site that he admitted to drinking earlier in the day.

Minneapolis News and Weather KMSP FOX 9

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