Former Olympic triple jumper banned for drink-driving

Former Olympic triple jumper Phillips Idowu has been banned from driving after magistrates in Essex heard that an "emergency" forced him to drive while drunk. The 34-year-old, from Epping, pleaded guilty to driving his Land Rover while two and a half times the legal alcohol limit.

Phillips Idowu seen in the men's triple jump event at the Olympic stadium in 2012
Phillips Idowu seen in the men's triple jump event at the Olympic stadium in 2012 Credit: Press Association

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Triple jumper drink-driving ban

Former Olympic triple jumper Phillips Idowu has been banned from driving and fined admitting to drink-driving in Essex.