Norwegian Olympic hero, Petter Northug, is expecting charges of cocaine possession after being stopped for speeding and suspected of driving under the influence of drugs. Following the traffic violation, police found cocaine at his home.
Northug was driving from Trysil Summer Ski School back to his home on Thursday when he was stoped for driving over 50kph over the speed limit. Police suspected the 34-year-old was driving under the influence of drugs and took blood samples. Later, Northug’s home was searched where cocaine was found there and seized.
Northug took to Instagram to admitted his guilt.
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Jeg har gjort en stor feil. I går kveld ble jeg stoppet av politiet i fartskontroll. Jeg kjørte altfor fort, og ble også tatt med på legevakten til blodprøve. I tillegg fant politiet en mindre mengde narkotika hjemme hos meg. Det dreier seg om kokain. Jeg er fortvilet og redd for hva fremtiden vil bringe, og utrolig lei meg for alle de som jeg nå har skuffet, igjen. Jeg vet at det nå blir en straffesak. Da skal jeg ta ansvar for det jeg har gjort.
A rough translation of his post follows: “I have made a huge mistake. Last night I was stopped by the police for speeding. I drove too fast, and was also taken to the emergency room for a blood test. In addition, the police found a small amount of drugs in my home. It’s cocaine. I am desperate and afraid of what the future will bring, and incredibly sorry for all those I have now disappointed, again. I know it’s going to be a criminal case now. Then I will take responsibility for what I have done.”
Back in 2014, Northug made headlines when he crashed his car in Trondheim and fled the scene. He was later convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol, serving a few weeks in jail and losing his license for five years.