TORONTO – Olympic gold medalist Donovan Bailey has lost his driving privileges for a year.
The one-time fastest man in the world was fined $1,500 after pleading guilty to driving with a blood alcohol level over the legal limit of 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood.
On Mar. 28, 2012, Bailey was parked off to the side of a Toronto highway to make a phone call shortly after he left a wine tasting event. An officer pulled up behind his vehicle, as he believed the S.U.V. was slightly interfering with the road.
The officer noticed an odour of alcohol and gave Bailey a breathalyzer test, which he failed.
© The Canadian Press, 2014