Former Olympic champion Carl Lewis has failed a breath test after smashing his sports car into a wall.
The 41-year-old track and field ace was allegedly found slumped at the wheel of his 2004 MASERATI - worth $180,000 (GBP120,000) - by police on a Los Angeles highway.
He was arrested on suspicion of drink driving after failing a sobriety test.
Lewis was released on bail and is due to appear at LOS ANGELES SUPERIOR COURT on 7 July (03).
Highway Patrol officers claim he lost control of the high-speed vehicle.
Recent revelations have suggested that Lewis' multiple gold medals in the 1988 SEOUL OLYMPICS should not have stood, as the athlete had secretly failed drug tests months before.23/04/2003 17:22