Arrow-right Camera
The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Clear Day 66° Clear
Sports

Baiul Draws $90 Fine, Community Service Time

Associated Press

Oksana Baiul, the Olympic champion figure skater who was injured in a 100-mph car wreck, escaped prosecution on a drunken driving charge Tuesday and was fined $90 for speeding.

Baiul was granted admission into an alcohol education program and ordered to perform 25 hours of community service. If she completes both, the drunken-driving charge will be dropped.

Baiul had also been charged with reckless driving in the single-car accident, but she pleaded no-contest to a reduced charge of traveling unreasonably fast.

“I don’t think you realize how serious this could have been,” Superior Court Judge Terence Sullivan said to Baiul. “You wouldn’t be standing here asking me for admittance to the alcohol education program. You’d be standing here asking me not to send you to prison.”

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

Local journalism is essential.

Give directly to The Spokesman-Review's Northwest Passages community forums series -- which helps to offset the costs of several reporter and editor positions at the newspaper -- by using the easy options below. Gifts processed in this system are not tax deductible, but are predominately used to help meet the local financial requirements needed to receive national matching-grant funds.

Active Person

Subscribe to the sports newsletter

Get the day’s top sports headlines and breaking news delivered to your inbox by subscribing here.