South Korea's sailing coach caught driving drunk

Updated: 27 July 2012 22:59 IST

The South Korea Sailing Federation says coach Lee Jae-cheol has been sent home from the Olympics after being stopped by police for drunk driving after attending a banquet hosted by the mayor of Weymouth.

South Korea's sailing coach caught driving drunk
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London:

The South Korea Sailing Federation says coach Lee Jae-cheol has been sent home from the Olympics after being stopped by police for drunk driving after attending a banquet hosted by the mayor of Weymouth.

The federation says Lee was returning alone to the athletes village at 5 a.m. on Thursday after sleeping at the federation's headquarters in an attempt to sober up.

The federation has apologized on Lee's behalf. Kim Joon-nyun, secretary general of the sailing federation, says Lee had been fined 250 British pounds and was "on the way home."

South Korea is represented by four sailors in three classes.

Topics : Sailing Olympics 2012 Football
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