US Airways: no alcohol in or over New Mexico

New Mexico‘s Regulation and Licensing Department has denied US Airways a permit to serve alcohol in the state — and that includes the state’s airspace.
The decision came after a temporary 90-day permit expired, which was put into place after a passenger who was allegedly over-served on a US flight got behind the wheel. Dana Pabst then drove the wrong way down I25 and hit a van carrying a family of 5. Everyone 6 people including Pabst were killed.

Other incidents where flight attendants reportedly over-served passengers were also taken into account.

US Airways can apply again for a state liquor license, but the company would have to show that it was “prepared to meet New Mexico standards in their practices.”