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Kona Realtor who refused to stop vaping on flight sentenced to probation

Kristin Sharp on her way to the courtroom Thursday Kristin Sharp on her way to the courtroom Thursday
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A Kona real estate agent has been sentenced to three years probation for repeatedly using an e-cigarette on an Allegiant Airlines flight from Las Vegas to Honolulu and becoming belligerent when asked to put it out.

In federal court Thursday, Kristin Sharp apologized for the incident, saying she was on anti-anxiety and anti-psychotic medications and was not thinking clearly.

The 34-year-old had pleaded guilty to one count of misdemeanor assault related to the incident.

In addition to probation, she was sentenced to 200 hours of community service.

Sharp was detained after the flight in September, during which flight attendants said she became belligerent when asked to put her e-cigarette away.

Prosecutors say Sharp also threw a can of soda water at a flight attendant, made discriminatory remarks and appeared to be drunk.

But her defense attorneys say Sharp had been in a car accident in her teens, which required the use of prescriptions. Defense attorneys also said Sharp is an an avid volunteer. 

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