Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Minor League hockey player jailed for creating proverbial turbulence

A math formula for you on this Wednesday morning: booze + Ambien + bad judgment + flight attendants = one year of jail time and a $4,000 fine.

From,, your online source for hard-hitting Canadian news:

David Cornacchia, 27, who at the time of the incident was a defenceman with the Florida Everblades of the minor professional ECHL, was charged with interfering with a flight crew after a Dec. 27, 2007, incident aboard a flight from Toronto to Dallas. He pleaded guilty in May.

According to an affidavit, Cornacchia slapped a flight attendant, intimidated and swore at other crew members, and exposed himself to nearby passengers after he was refused alcoholic service when he appeared intoxicated. Cornacchia also head-butted a passenger who was helping flight attendants restrain the journeyman defenceman.

Defence lawyer Michael Hornung said his client had uncharacteristically mixed alcohol with a strong prescription sedative called Ambien.

"Defence" is spelled wrong in Canada.

Remarkably, we find the fact that he was sentenced for "air rage" more amusing than the fact he exposed himself to a nearby passenger. But still, quality stuff.

On a loosely-related note, we liked the movies Con Air and Passenger 57.


Anonymous said...

this guy seems like a real cool individual

Derek from Cloud9 Sports said...

In the ECHL their dangles often don't work out as planned.

rstiles said...

Canadiens are dumb...defence

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Wow, So He lost his career for a stupid party. Well played by his judgements or what it left of it.

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