An Olympian representing Canada was reportedly arrested for driving the wrong car while intoxicated near Olympic Village in South Korea this week as the 2018 Winter Games were winding down.
According to Time, the athlete competed in the ski cross discipline.
The Olympian was reportedly at a PyeongChang bar Saturday when he, his wife and a coach entered someone else’s vehicle and drove it down the road.
All three individuals were reportedly arrested. As of the latest reports available, Pyeongchang police and authorities at the Gangwon Provincial Police Agency confirmed they were all still in custody.
The suspects were expected to be released upon payment of a fine, according to reports.
Chris Overholt, chief executive of the Canadian Olympic Committee, confirmed the “incident” occurred shortly after midnight.
“We have confirmation that individuals attached to our team are involved in the investigation and they’re cooperating,” he said in a news conference Saturday.
Neither the Olympic committee nor local police immediately confirmed the identities of anyone involved. Overhold indicated he was not at liberty to discuss the allegations in detail.
The suspects were later identified David Duncan, Maja Margrethe Duncan and William Ryan Raine, according to KSTU.
They allegedly said the winter weather proved too brutal and they took a pink Hummer with its engine running. Duncan, the skier, reportedly had a blood alcohol level three times the legal limit.
“We take this matter, of course, very, very seriously,” Overhold said. “However, until we know the results of the investigation, we’re not really in a position to comment much further.”
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