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James & # 39; Clay & # 39; Cholewinski had to be escorted from the flight on Tuesday after the plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Olympic trialist-speed hangover, 32, arrested for public intoxication after he & # 39; abused a mother and her daughter on a flight to Utah and forced the plane to emergency land in Oklahoma & # 39;

  • James & # 39; Clay & # 39; Cholewinski had to be escorted from the flight on Tuesday after the plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • The American Airline flight had gone from Charlotte-Douglas, North Carolina, to Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Witnesses on the plane say that chaos arose when the mother and daughter frantically warned the flight attendants that they had been attacked
  • The 32-year-old was arrested by the Tulsa authorities and charged with public intoxication
  • Cholewinski is a seasoned skater who last participated in the 2014/2015 season
  • He tried out the Winter 2014 Olympic team, but did not make it
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A Utah skater who tried out the 2014 Winter Olympics was accused of public intoxication after he allegedly attacked a woman and her daughter on an American Airlines flight.

James & # 39; Clay & # 39; Cholewinski had to be escorted from the flight on Tuesday after the plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

One passenger was able to reach the moment when Tulsa Cholewinski's police escorted from the flight – which had gone from Charlotte-Douglas, North Carolina, to Salt Lake City, Utah.

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James & # 39; Clay & # 39; Cholewinski had to be escorted from the flight on Tuesday after the plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Tulsa, Oklahoma

James & # 39; Clay & # 39; Cholewinski had to be escorted from the flight on Tuesday after the plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Tulsa, Oklahoma

The American Airline flight went from Charlotte-Douglas, North Carolina, to Salt Lake City, Utah, but was diverted because of Cholewinski (in blue)

The American Airline flight went from Charlotte-Douglas, North Carolina, to Salt Lake City, Utah, but was diverted because of Cholewinski (in blue)

The American Airline flight went from Charlotte-Douglas, North Carolina, to Salt Lake City, Utah, but was diverted because of Cholewinski (in blue)

Witnesses on the plane say chaos arose when the mother and daughter frantically warned the flight attendants that they had been attacked by the man, & # 39; WCNC reports.

Cholewinski is a seasoned skater who last participated in the 2014/2015 season. He even tried out the 2014 Winter Olympics team without getting the prize

Cholewinski is a seasoned skater who last participated in the 2014/2015 season. He even tried out the 2014 Winter Olympics team without getting the prize

Cholewinski is a seasoned skater who last participated in the 2014/2015 season. He even tried out the 2014 Winter Olympics team without getting the prize

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While the aircraft was working to secure an emergency landing, Cholewinski and the pair were separated.

The 32-year-old was arrested by the Tulsa authorities and charged with public intoxication.

Tulsa authorities have transferred the investigation to the FBI.

American Airlines stated in a statement that the flight eventually went to its destination.

& # 39; American Airlines flight 807 from Charlotte to Salt Lake City was diverted to Tulsa, Oklahoma last night due to a disrupted passenger, & # 39; they said in the statement. & # 39; Law enforcement officers met the flight, removed the passenger and the flight continued to Salt Lake City. & # 39;

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Cholewinski is a seasoned skater who last participated in the 2014/2015 season.

According to data from News about skating, Cholewinski tried to join the American Olympic team for the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

He eventually did not make the team and became 7th and 9th in the two events in which he participated.

Cholewinski is currently listed as retired.

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