Former Olympic Decathlon Champion Pleads Guilty to DUI

By Garth O'Brien | March 29, 2008 
Filed Under Athlete DUI

Bill Toomey DUISan Luis Obispo, California. Bill Toomey, 69, competed in the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City and won gold in the decathlon. Toomey entered the spotlight the past week by entering a plea of no contest to Driving Under the Influence.

The court will sentence Toomey on April 22, but he is expected to receive the following punishment:

Toomey crashed his Mercedes into parked cars on May 24, 2007. His blood alcohol level was 0.04 which is under California’s DUI legal limit of 0.08. However, Toomey’s blood results also yielded evidence of pain killers and a sleeping aide. Alcohol, sleep medication and pain killers do not mix well, and almost always will impair your ability to drive.

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