Ralph Lauren’s niece to be sentenced in air rage case tomorrow

A 41-year-old niece of fashion icon Ralph Lauren is to be sentenced tomorrow in relation to an air rage incident that occurred yesterday.
Jenny Lauren appeared at a district court sitting held in a licensed premises today for her case after spending the night at Shannon Garda Station.

Solicitor for Ms Lauren, Sharon Curley, confirmed to Killaloe District Court that Ms Lauren would be pleading guilty to the three charges brought against her in relation to the incident on board the Barcelona-JFK flight.
Judge Durcan told Ms Curley that before he would impose sentence in Ennis, the nature and extent of how people were discommoded, the cost to the airline and the cost to Shannon Airport arising from the incident would have to be addressed.
Judge Durcan said: "I am talking about the totality of the costs involved. These are the issues that must be addressed before the matter is finalised."
Ms Curley proposed an €800 cash lodgement as part of bail conditions and Judge Durcan rejected that amount and said that €2,500 would be the appropriate amount.
In the case, Ms Lauren is charged with engaging in behaviour of a threatening, abusive or insulting nature whether by word or gesture with intent to cause a breach of the peace, or being reckless as to whether a breach of the peace might have been occasioned on 6 January on board the Delta Airlines flight.
Ms Lauren is also charged with being intoxicated to such an extent as would give rise to a reasonable apprehension that you might endanger yourself or other persons on board on the same date on the same flight.
Ms Lauren is also charged with, without justification, engaging in behaviour likely to cause serious offence or annoyance to any person on board the aircraft, having been requested by a member of the aircraft to cease such behaviour on 6 January.
Ms Lauren operates a high-end jewellery business in the US called Jenny Lauren Jewellery.