Linford Christie, Olympic gold medalist has been disqualified from driving for 15 months and ordered to pay £5000 in fines after he crashed into another car whilst driving the wrong way down a main road.
Christie, 51 was driving his Audi A8 late at night when he crashed into a taxi carrying newlyweds.
Christie accepts it is his fault, but was only found guilty of careless driving, not dangerous driving after his defense claimed he was experiencing difficulties in his personal life having just split from his partner of 26 years.
The jury’s verdict was that he had a lapse of concentration however, should receive a ban like any other driver would.
This driving ban will affect Christie and his attempt to coach athletes for next year’s Olympics, our advice; get your running shoes on Christie.
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