Police demanded eight months in prison and a lifelong withdrawal of his driver's license. Two-time Olympic champion Halvard Helle's lawyer requested a lower sentence. In fact, five months in jail for the former champion to serve his electronic ankle bracelet sentence. After consultation, Petter Northug accepted his sentence.
Petter Northug won sixteen medals at the world championships including thirteen titles between 2007 and 2015?
The indictment includes several speeding tickets. On Monday August 10, the ex-cc ski star was traveling at 203 km / h instead of 80. Two days later, between Elverum and Trysil, he was checked at 204 km / h, still instead of 80. The next day, he went up to 221 km / h. On August 13, similar offense. That was the day that Northug was stopped by police on the E6 in Ullensaker.
The 34-year-old Norwegian also used his cell phone while driving. He even filmed his meter and the road to immortalize his offense. With his mobile, he still recorded sequences where he takes the opposite path. "Concretely, I had one hand on the wheel and I was filming with the other," admitted the defendant, who has one of the best records in cross-country skiing. He admits showing these videos to friends.
Behavior which, according to the judge, endangered his life and that of others.
In addition, Petter Northug kept 6 grams of cocaine, 0.6 grams of MDMA (commonly called ecstasy or molly) at home, three tablets comprising Diazepam and two tablets with alprazolam which is also known under the Xanax trade name.
The skier admitted all the facts.