August 26, 2014 10:33 pm

Donovan Bailey pleads guilty to DUI from 2012

Donovan Bailey looks out at the track from behind the signboards after failing to qualify for the final of the men's 100M at the 8th World Championships in Athletics 05 August 2001 at the Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton.


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.

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