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January 11, 2013
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Unruly plane passenger fined

A man who admitted he had a little too much Vodka while on board a Canadian flight was fined $25,000 in the Corporate Area Resident Magis-trate's Court yesterday.

Herbert Watson was charged with assault occasioning bodily harm and being an unruly passenger.

no one assaulted

Watson, who initially pleaded not guilty, said there was a shouting situation on the plane, but no one was assaulted.

Allegations are that on the day of the incident, Watson, who had too much Vodka to drink, got in a confrontation with a flight attendant. It is alleged he punched the attendant in his chest.

The incident which caused a commotion on the flight, led to Watson's arrest.

Watson, who later spoke to his attorney in court, changed his plea to guilty. He was fined $25,000 or 30 days.

The prosecution offered no evidence on the assault charge.

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