Pastor accused of urinating on woman on plane was on Ambien, had BAC of .17
ROMULUS, Mich. (FOX 2) – A North Carolina pastor has been ticketed for a charge of simple assault after authorities said he relieved himself on a sleeping woman in the backseat of a Delta plane as she returned to Detroit from Las Vegas.
Daniel Chalmers has been identified as the pastor police say is responsible for urinating on the sleeping woman on the red-eye from Vegas. Chalmers is the pastor of Love Wins Ministry in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Chalmers released a statement on Tuesday, apologizing for what happened:
“I want to sincerely apologize for my actions on this overnight flight. I took an Ambien for the first time to sleep well on my flight and had a terrible reaction. I am so sorry for how this effected (sic) everyone on this flight and especially one lady passenger in particular. I have reached out and apologized to her as well. I want to please ask everyone for their forgiveness in this. I never intended or wanted for this to happen.”
Chalmers said he would release a statement clarifying what happened on his website soon. [No such statement appears on the site as of 11 am Wednesday, Oct 28.]
Alicia Beverly spoke with FOX 2 two weeks ago about what happened as she was curled up in a back seat next to her sister … Read more.
EFFECTS OF AMBIEN: