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Niece of big-name establishment Republican arrested following meltdown on Spirit plane: Report

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The niece of former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) was arrested recently after officials say she became unruly on a Spirit Airlines plane before it even had a chance to take off.

Just before 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Shannon Epstein, 25, climbed aboard a Spirit Airlines flight headed from New Orleans to New Jersey. However, after the plane left the gate but before it could take off, Epstein allegedly began causing a scene, accusing a Latina family seated near her of "smuggling cocaine."

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