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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.

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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 Credit: Press Association

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