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Canadian athlete, coach fined for taking car at Olympics

Canadian ski cross competitor Dave Duncan has apologized for ‘poor judgment’ for his role in taking a car after a night out at a bar and using it for a ride home to the Olympic athletes village.   

Dave Duncan, 35, his  wife Maja, 32, and coach William Raine, 48, were stopped by police shortly after midnight on Saturday near the village in Pyeongchang.

They were released from jail at around 10.30pm on Saturday.

Canadian ski cross competitor Dave Duncan, 35, his wife Maja, 32, (pictured) and coach William Raine, 48, were arrested on Saturday for taking a car after a night out at a bar

Raine (pictured)  was allegedly driving the SUV and was fined 5million South Korean won ($4,600) for driving under the influence and theft

Raine (pictured) was allegedly driving the SUV and was fined 5million South Korean won ($4,600) for driving under the influence and theft

Raine, who was allegedly driving the SUV, was fined 5million South Korean won ($4,600) for driving under the influence and theft. He allegedly had a blood alcohol level of .162, well above the local legal driving limit of .05.

The Hummer belonged to a 57-year-old tourist who was visiting the games, according to local reports.

Duncan and his wife were each fined 1million won ($930), according to a police officer at the Gangwon Provincial Police Agency, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak with the press. 

Duncan’s group is not allowed to leave South Korea until the fines are paid.

The coach had a 0.16 blood alcohol level and the legal limit in South Korea is 0.05. He is pictured above in a Canada hat while on the sidelines of the slopes during a ski event

The coach had a 0.16 blood alcohol level and the legal limit in South Korea is 0.05. He is pictured above in a Canada hat while on the sidelines of the slopes during a ski event

The Hummer incident reported by local South Korean authorities. The vehicle belonged to a 57-year-old tourist who was visiting the games, according to local reports

The Hummer incident reported by local South Korean authorities. The vehicle belonged to a 57-year-old tourist who was visiting the games, according to local reports

A joint statement from the Duncans offering an apology did not offer specifics, saying only their behavior ‘was not up to the standards expected of us as members of the Canadian Olympic Team or as Canadians.’

In his own statement, Raine said: ‘Words are not enough to express how sorry I am. I have let my teammates, friends and my family down.’

One of the people in the vehicle was passed out when arrested, Detective Lee Hee-jun told The Canadian Press.

A  statement from  Duncan said he and his wife's behavior 'was not up to the standards expected of us as members of the Canadian Olympic Team or as Canadians'

A statement from Duncan said he and his wife’s behavior ‘was not up to the standards expected of us as members of the Canadian Olympic Team or as Canadians’

Duncan completed his competition Wednesday and placed eighth. Ski cross mixes natural terrain with man-made features including big-air jumps and high-banked turns

Duncan completed his competition Wednesday and placed eighth. Ski cross mixes natural terrain with man-made features including big-air jumps and high-banked turns

Drunk driving in South Korea can result in imprisonment of up to three years or a fine of up to $9,300.

Duncan completed his competition Wednesday and placed eighth. He later said on Instagram, ‘So this is what an Olympics is supposed to feel like. A solid 8th place here … My best skiing of the season and an effort I’m proud of.’

Ski cross mixes natural terrain with man-made features including big-air jumps and high-banked turns. Multiple skiers race down the course at once.



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