Saturday, February 12, 2011

Olympic bobsled champion Steven Holcomb says he used "poor judgment" when he drove upon being convicted of Impaired Driving (not DUI)

Bobsled champion Steven Holcomb only had to pay a $1,430 fine and complete 48 hours of community service after his attorney got his DUI reduced to a lesser charge of impaired driving.

He blew a .19% on a DUI breath test, over twice Utah's limit of .08%. says he used "poor judgment" when he drove after drinking in October 2009.

Holcomb said he was sorry to the U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation, the U.S. Olympic Committee, his teammates in the USA-1 sled, and mentioned his "need to show better judgment."

He drove his four-man sled to the Win at 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games. No word that he drove his sled while DUI, lawyers believe.