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Winter Olympics: South Korean Police Arrest Canadian Athlete Over Car Theft

01 March 2018, 08:00 | Colleen Roy

Winter Olympics 2018: Canadian athlete arrested, according to report

COC statements on incident in South Korea

Canadian ski cross athlete David Duncan, his trainer Willy Raine and his wife were arrested in South Korea after police say a vehicle was stolen and the driver was impaired at the time of arrest, according to CBC News.

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.

Raine allegedly had a blood alcohol level of.162, well above the local legal driving limit of.05. He was charged with drunk driving. Duncan and his wife released a statement, apologizing for the incident in a press conference on Saturday.

The trio will not face prosecution over the incident, but could be sanctioned by the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC).

Worldwide crime officials at the Gangwon Provincial Police Agency reported that if the alleged offenses are charged as serious crimes, the three would be forced to remain in the country pending trial, according to Reuters. He is a two-time X-Games medalist in the discipline.

Raine competed in the 1992 Albertville Winter Olympics.

Raine, who was allegedly driving the SUV, was fined 5million South Korean won ($4,600) for driving under the influence and theft. The three have been restricted from leaving the country, CBC reported.

"We expect our athletes and team members to conduct themselves responsibly and in keeping with our Canadian and Olympic values". He added: "We have information that individuals attached to our team were involved in the investigation and they're cooperating".

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".

Raine, the coach and son of Canadian senator and ski legend Nancy Greene Raine, has also apologized to his teammates, friends and famous family.

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