Olympic Gold Medalist Busted for DWI in New York

An athlete who won a gold medal at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta has been charged with suspicion of driving while intoxicated in New York. Derrick Adkins was stopped in his Nissan sedan for drifting in his lane shortly before 2:00 am on August 29. He told the State Police officer he had consumed two glasses of wine at a bar. The officer had Adkins perform a field sobriety test and submit to a breath test. Adkins’ blood alcohol content was reportedly .15%, nearly twice the .08% legal limit for intoxication.

Adkins won a gold medal in the 400-meter hurdles during the Atlanta games. He was a state champion hurdler during the 80

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