Senait Ashenafi, who played General Hospital's Keesha Ward in the mid-to-late-1990s, was arrested in a Texas airport last weekend. The actress was charged with public intoxication.
Former General Hospital star Senait Ashenafi (Keesha Ward
) found herself in some trouble on the Tarmac. The actress was arrested last weekend at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport on charges of public intoxication.
Celebrity tattle site TMZ
reports that police arrested the 46-year-old Ashenafi and determined that she was "a danger to herself and others." According to a police report, Ashenafi pushed a flight attendant during an outburst that had her seated in coach instead of first class. Additionally, TMZ's sources say that Ashenafi wasn't pleased that her carry-on luggage had to be stowed far from her seat.
"The airplane's crew kicked Ashenafi off the aircraft and cops met her on the jetway," TMZ reported. "[Police] immediately noticed the smell of alcohol on Ashenafi's breath."
The Ethiopian-born Ashenafi originated the role of Keesha Ward in 1994. The actress was let go in 1998
. In addition to her work on GH, Ashenafi was featured in Michael Jackson's music video for "Remember the Time," and she also appeared as a model in more than 20 episodes of The Price Is Right
There has been no comment from Ashenafi's camp regarding the arrest.