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01 March 2018, 08:05 | Katrina Lee
Report: Canadian Olympic athlete allegedly involved in drunk driving incident
Dave Duncan of Canada competes in the freestyle skiing men's ski cross seeding at the 2018 Winter Olympics. Things got out of hand, apparently, as the three of them ended up in Hummer that didn't belong to them.
Police say Duncan's 48-year-old coach Willy Raine was at the wheel with a blood alcohol level of 0.16-more than three times South Korea's legal limit. The three have been banned from leaving South Korea, but police said it was likely the group would be released upon payment of a fine. That translates to about $11,750 Canadian, or $9,300 United States dollars.
In a Saturday statement, a COC official noted that Korean police had completed a preliminary investigation into the incident and that Duncan, his wife and the team coach had been released from custody.
"We are deeply sorry", said David and Maja.
"Words are not enough to express how sorry I am", he claimed.
"I would like to apologize profusely for my inexcusable actions", said Raine.
There were only four Canadian men competing in skicross at the Olympics.
"I have let my teammates, friends and my family down".
Raine also apologized to the "owner of the vehicle".
"We have an athlete's agreement that all athletes do sign before they agree to come to the Olympic games that speaks to appropriate codes of conduct and the values of the Olympic committee", said Chris Overholt, CEO of the Canadian Olympic Committee, at a press conference.
One of the trio was found passed out in the stolen Hummer when they were pulled over by police, authorities said. "We are deeply disappointed in the behaviors of these individuals". "We take this matter, of course, very, very seriously".
Global crime officials at the Gangwon Provincial Police Agency reported that if the alleged offenses are charged as serious crimes, the three would be forced to remain in the country pending trial, according to Reuters. However until we know the results of the investigation we're not really in a position to comment further, ' he added.
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