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Pilots charged with public intoxication


By Matthew Stewart
of The Daily Times Staff




Two airline pilots were arrested after an incident Friday on Alcoa Highway during which one of the men pulled his shorts down and mooned northbound traffic, according to an Alcoa police report.

Officers responded to a call of an intoxicated subject at El Sazon Mexicano Restaurant, 2650 Alcoa Highway, Alcoa. Officers received information en route that one of the men became irate with the restaurant�s manager after employees refused to serve him more alcoholic drinks, according to the report.

The subject also allegedly attempted to start a physical confrontation with management employees.

While approaching the general area, an officer observed Jeffrey Leon Saltis, 43, Pittsburgh, Pa., pulling his shorts down and mooning northbound traffic. Officers also noticed another male subject later identified as Michael Cody Etzel, 25, Richmond, Va., walking with a female in front of Applebee�s.

The female was attempting to take pictures of the male subject showing his buttocks to the public, according to the report.

Saltis told officers he was a pilot with United Express, according to the report.

Bill Mishk, a spokesperson for Trans States Airlines, which is affiliated with United Express, said the company can confirm they received notification that two employees were detained by local authorities Friday.

Mishk, however, could not for reasons of confidentiality identity these employees, he said.

The employees were pilots, and they were moved immediately from flight status, said Mishk. Trans States Airlines is currently investigating the matter, he said.

Saltis was charged with public intoxication and indecent exposure.

Etzel was charged with public intoxication.

Both men were free on bonds pending a 1:30 p.m. Oct. 6 hearing in Blount County General Sessions Court.

For more details, check www.thedailytimes.com and read the Sunday edition of The Daily Times.



Originally published: September 27. 2008 5:54PM
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makersmarc

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Things to do in Knoxville when you're dead tired...
 

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Thanks for keeping up the profession guys, you make us all proud.
 

Volasl

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El Sazon strikes again usually its just the runs
 

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Salukipilot4590

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Yeah I thought that mexican place was good...and the beers were cheap but I didnt think about mooning anyone on the walk back...
 

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Must be a slow news day. Would this have been a big deal had they been carpenters instead? Who really cares what their profession is so long as they ain't cops or politicians...
 

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If they had been politicians, the United States Government would have bailed them out and lined their pockets with tax payers dollars. Then raise your taxes to pay for it.
 

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Man, I miss that TYS overnight. Sucks they switched to a hotel downtown.
 

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Hahaha I know Mike he is usually a quite guy, I was in class with him before I bailed from TSA
 

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Must be a slow news day. Would this have been a big deal had they been carpenters instead? Who really cares what their profession is so long as they ain't cops or politicians...
Carpenters don't fly airplanes with passengers in the back so no, it wouldn't have been a big deal.

Nice comparison.
 

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Man, I miss that TYS overnight. Sucks they switched to a hotel downtown.
Here, Here!
Though, I haven't been there since the switch to see what's around the new place. Maybe when I get downgraded and actually fly again, I'll find out :(
 

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So if I where to be in the Hilton at the airport which direction would I head...
 

erj-145mech

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So if I where to be in the Hilton at the airport which direction would I head...
North, just past the FBO, on the other side of the highway.
By the way, the locals call that stretch, "I'll kill ya" (Alcoa) Highway because of the speed of the vehicles.
 

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I recall visiting TYS one time, it was real dummpy looking.
 

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As a Knoxville local, I have to say this is funny! Why? I use to wait tables at that restaurant.... when it was the Bel-Air grill.
 

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43 years old and pulling this?

Loser.
Oh, come down off your sanctimonious high horse. It was stupid...but is he a loser because he did it at 43? Nah, it was a stupid thing to do at any age...I've seen many a pilot older than that tie one one and be even more stupid. With age wisdom is not automatic...ahem.
 

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As a Knoxville local, I have to say this is funny! Why? I use to wait tables at that restaurant.... when it was the Bel-Air grill.
Man, I loved the Bel-Air Grill. Good burger and an honest to goodness malt! Not to mention all of the old car memoralbilia. I tied down my plane across the street at Knox Air, very convienient, and then a quick trip across Pellisippi to West Knox.
 
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