Program would clear Olympic skater of DUI

Updated: March 15, 2004, 9:07 PM ET
Associated Press

ENFIELD, Conn. -- Olympic champion figure skater Victor Petrenko on Monday applied for an alcohol education program that would clear his record of a drunken driving charge.

Petrenko was charged with driving under the influence after he crashed his sports utility vehicle into a pole on Jan. 28. The 34-year-old Ukrainian skater told police that he had had a glass of wine. He failed several field sobriety tests.

Petrenko refused to take a breath test. Under Connecticut law, the skater ...

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