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Holcomb apologizes for 'poor judgment' in DUI case

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Olympic bobsled champion Steven Holcomb says he used “poor judgment” when he drove after drinking in October 2009.

Holcomb was ordered this week to pay a $1,430 fine and complete 48 hours of community service after pleading to a lesser charge of impaired driving. He was originally charged with driving under the influence after officials said Holcomb registered 0.19 on a breath test — more than twice Utah’s legal intoxication limit of 0.08.

Holcomb issued a statement in which he apologized to the U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation, the U.S. Olympic Committee, his teammates in the USA-1 sled and others. Holcomb acknowledged a “need to show better judgment.”

Holcomb drove his four-man sled to victory at the 2010 Vancouver Games.

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