Woman, With Child in Car, Crashes Onto Runway
She may have been impaired, police say
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 16, 2012 11:40 AM CST
America West and US Airways jets taxi along runway two at Sky Harbor International Airport Sunday in Phoenix in this Sept. 4, 2005 file photo.   (AP Photo/Matt York, file)

(Newser) – Police say a woman driving with a small child in her car crashed through a gate at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and drove on the runway last night. The woman reportedly rammed an airport gate around 10pm and started crossing the runway. Police officers forced the car to stop after a few minutes and detained the driver. Neither she nor the child were injured, and police were not aware of any flights being endangered, although airport operations were halted for about 15 minutes. A police spokesperson says that the woman may have been impaired but did not elaborate.

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HANKHILL
Nov 17, 2012 9:24 AM CST
sounds like fun wish i could give it a try! hot car runway funnnnnnnnnnnnn!
JoeQ
Nov 16, 2012 4:10 PM CST
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Scaramouche
Nov 16, 2012 1:48 PM CST
"Get off that plane, Leroy! You're not goin' off with that whore and leaving me to raise this kid by myself! LEROY!" *sirens blare nearby "Oh shit, it's the cops! Billy, get your seat belt on, and let Mommy do the talking, okay?"