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Two drunks on Air Canada flight diverted to Vancouver fined $71,757

VANCOUVER – Flying and liquor don’t mix. That’s what a pair of Ontario men learned Monday when an Air Canada flight they were on from Toronto to Beijing had to make a landing at Vancouver International Airport atfer they became drunk and unruly, Richmond RCMP Cpl Sherrdean Turley said today in a press release.

Richmond RCMP received a report around 6:30 p.m. Monday that the flight was being diverted to Vancouver “after two unruly passengers had to be restrained by the airline crew,” Turley said in a press release. “Upon touchdown RCMP officers boarded the flight and escorted the two passengers off the plane. Both were arrested and held for court the next morning.”

George Campbell, 45 of Conestogo, Ontario, and Paul Alexander Wilson, 38, of Kitchener, Ontario, were charged and pleaded guilty to mischief Tuesday. Both men received suspended sentences and probation for one year, and were ordered to pay a total of $71,757 as restitution to the airline, Turley said. 

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