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Gold medal Utah Olympian facing DUI charge

The Park Record reported Friday that Olympic gold medal winning bobsledder Steven Holcomb faces a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol.

The 30-year-old Summit County resident was booked into the Summit County Jail on suspicion of driving under the influence on Oct. 25, 2009, according to the Park City newspaper. He was stopped about 2:30 a.m. on Ute Boulevard, said Detective Ron Bridge, a spokesman for the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.

Holcomb, who won a gold medal in the Vancouver Olympics earlier this year, was charged May 14 and is accused of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and failure to obey a traffic control device. Both charges are misdemeanors.

The case against Holcomb will be heard in Summit County Justice Court.

The Park Record reported that prosecutors claimed the level of alcohol on Holcomb’s breath at the time of the crash was greater than the legal limit of .08.

“His breath alcohol was .19,” Bridge told The Park Record.

A motion hearing in the case is scheduled for 11 a.m. Dec. 7 in Summit County Justice Court.

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