Mazik crashed his SUV through a locked gate and sped across several runways at speeds topping 100 mph before police arrested him on the tarmac, authorities said.
Air traffic controllers had to divert 75 airplanes into holding patterns, including one that was about 20 seconds from touching down on the same runway where the 11 a.m. chase occurred.
Mazik told a federal magistrate that he’s since been treated for depression and an addiction to the ADHD drug Adderall.
“There were underlying emotional/mental issues that blended in with the addiction,” Mazik told U.S. Magistrate Mitchell S. Goldberg. “I recently became a father.”
His stresses included “relationship issues with the mother, (and) growing up, I guess,” Mazik said.
Mazik remains free on bail until his scheduled Oct. 24 sentencing. He faces a possible 18- to 24-month sentence under federal sentencing guidelines, along with $91,000 in restitution and a potential $250,000 fine.
Defense lawyer Kerry Kalmbach has said Mazik didn’t mean to harm anyone when he charged the perimeter fence, but was trying to get away from people he thought were chasing him.
Airport workers told police that Mazik sat in his black Jeep Grand Cherokee for several minutes before breaching the locked gate. The arriving plane was about