By Garth O'Brien | March 29, 2008
Filed Under Athlete DUI
San 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:
- 2 days of jail
- 3 years probation
- $1,726.00 of fines
- attend alcohol class
- pay restitution
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.