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Ex Olympic sprinter charged

2012-05-15 13:47

Toronto - Former sprint champion Donovan Bailey has been charged with drunken driving.

The 1996 Olympic champion from Canada has been charged with having a blood-alcohol level of more than 80 milligrams while driving in Toronto.

The Toronto Star reported that Bailey was not in court Monday for a first appearance on the charge, referred to as "being over .08." A pre-trial conference was set for June 11.

Information filed in the court said Bailey was stopped by police on March 28 and given a breath test.

He was reportedly in Jamaica on Monday promoting the London Olympics in his role as a TV commentator for Canadian media.

Bailey won 100m gold at the Atlanta Olympics, running a world record of 9.84 seconds.

AP