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Prison sentence for Norway’s Northug. Petter Northug handed 50 days in jail and banned from driving for life. The Norwegian skiing star also fined NOK 185,000. Today’s trial follows charges being raised against him which include five counts of breaching traffic laws and giving a false statement to police. Northug crashed his car in May this year while under the influence of alcohol. He also left the scene of the collision, leaving his injured friend who was a passenger in the vehicle.

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Prison sentence for Norway’s Northug

Published on Thursday, 9th October, 2014 at 13:47 under the news category, by Susanne Tunge Østhus.
Last Updated on 9th October 2014 at 20:27.

Petter Northug handed 50 days in jail and banned from driving for life. The Norwegian skiing star also fined NOK 185,000.

Norwegian skier Petter Northug
Completed legal proceedings against Northug may now mean less media coverage. This picture was taken at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Oslo in 2011.Norwegian skier Petter Northug
Photo: Chell Hill/Wikimedia Commons


Today’s trial follows charges being raised against him which include five counts of breaching traffic laws and giving a false statement to police.

Northug crashed his car in May this year while under the influence of alcohol. He also left the scene of the collision, leaving his injured friend who was a passenger in the vehicle.

At the same time, Trondheim District Court Judge Ingrid Stigum said the circumstances of the trial and him having given police a full confession on the day the drunken driving occurred were mitigating factors.

Northug could, in theory, also be behind the wheel again in five years. Norwegian legislation states that one can apply to get one’s licence back at any time, but the Ministry of Justice has laid down this minimum limit. 

How and when the sentence is to be carried out is up to the Directorate of Norwegian Correctional Service.

Whether Northug will participate in the World Cup in Falun, Sweden, is unknown at this time.

He chose not to appeal Thursday’s verdict.




Published on Thursday, 9th October, 2014 at 13:47 under the news category, by Susanne Tunge Østhus.
Last updated on 9th October 2014 at 20:27.

This post has the following tags: northug, crosscountry, skiing, norway, crash, driving, drunk, speeding, book.





  
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