Canadian athlete Dave Duncan arrested, released in South Korea incident

Winter Olympics 2018: Canadian athlete arrested, according to report
Report: Canadian Olympic athlete allegedly involved in drunk driving incident
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01 March, 2018

PYEONGCHANG, SOUTH KOREA-A Canadian athlete, his wife and his manager are being investigated after allegedly stealing a auto and driving it drunk back to their residence at the Pyeongchang Olympics.

Duncan, 35, finished eighth in the men's ski cross small final on Wednesday. Local press reported that the auto was a pink Hummer.

The frigid Pyeongchang weather proved too much for the three, who said they took a vehicle they found unattended with the engine running because it was too cold outside, according to the South Korean police source, who was not authorized to speak to the media.

Police allege Raine was the driver saying he was caught with three times the legal alcohol limit in South Korea which is double the legal limit here in Canada. Raine, alpine skier Dave Duncan and his wife Maja were all charged with vehicle theft.

A detail from his Canadian Olympic team biography notes that after Duncan's first day on the slopes as a child, his mother brought him his own skiing gear; he began jumping on a couch in excitement, causing him to fall and break his arm.

The 35-year-old British Columbia resident also won an X Games silver medal in 2010 and bronze medal in 2012.

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The Canadian Olympic Committee sent apologies from the three on Saturday.

Raine, who was driving the SUV, was fined 5 million South Korean won ($4,600) for driving under the influence and theft. For now, they are restricted from leaving South Korea.

"We expect our athletes and team members to conduct themselves responsibly and in keeping with our Canadian and Olympic values".

"I have let my teammates, friends and my family down. I would also like to apologize to the owner of the vehicle that was involved". "We have confirmation that individuals attached to our team were involved in the investigation and they're cooperating".

The Canadian Olympic Committee CEO Chris Overholt confirmed an "incident occurred", and that they "take this matter very, very seriously".


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