Austrian Times RSS FeedsLike the Austrian Times Facebook page!Follow us on Twitter!


Events for July
M T W T F S S
30 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
Add your event FREE

Today

Videos


BurgKino

Pub Quiz everyTuesday at Johnny's Pub

Popular in Austria


Cosmo&Nanu

Biking Legend Accused Of Drink Driving Accident

Biking Legend Accused Of Drink Driving Accident

Disgraced German cycling Tour de France legend Jan Ullrich is accused of causing a car accident whilst under the influence of alcohol, leaving two people in hospital.

Police said Ullrich, 40, crashed his Audi with 1.4 per mil of alcohol in his blood when the accident occurred in the area of Mattwil in the Swiss region of Thurgau.

According to police the Audi A6 driven by Ullrich smashed into the back of a Citroen C3 which was stopped at a stop sign at a junction.

The impact caused the Citroen to overturn, the Audi then also hit an Alfa Romeo before coming to a standstill in a field.

Ullrich later spoke to Swiss daily Blick and said: "I am very sorry. Thankfully nobody was killed. I was running late, I was stressed after an appointment and wanted to get home as quick as possible."

Whilst Ullrich admits he was driving too fast he denies that he had been drinking. He said: "I had not had any alcohol."

But police say a breath test found he was over the limit. They have now also taken blood and urine tests.

All three cars were a write off.

It is not the first time Ullrich has caused an accident by drink driving. Back in 2002 Ullrich crashed into a row of bicycles in the centre of the city of Freiburg im Breisgau, in Baden Wuerttemberg, Germany, and fled. He was also caught a short while later and found to have 1.41 per mil of alcohol in his blood.

Ullrich is no stranger to scandal. In 2006, he was was barred from the Tour de France amid speculation of having taken performance enhancing drugs. In February 2012, Ullrich was found guilty of a doping offence by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. He was retroactively banned from 22 August 2011, and all results gained since May 2005 were removed from his Palmares. He initially had denied he had cheated to win until finally admitting to blood doping in 2013.

Austrian Times


Are you on Facebook? Like the Austrian Times on Facebook and win great prizes!

Your comment to this article :

(will be approved by an editor before going online)

  • Not for publication:
  • How many vertical lines or which Text (from left to right) do you see in this image:

Cosmo and Nanu
ORF Watch

Tag cloud:
Police  Baden  alcohol  having  France  Audi  Swiss  doping  speculation  Ullrich  Accident  Legend  performance  German  bicycles  blood  crashed  whilst  Citroen  barred

Latest News

 

Teen Dying Of Cancer Killed At Charity Event After Ride In Porsche Goes Wrong
The family of a sick boy who was offered a trip in a high-performance Porsche because he was dying of cancer is suing the charity after the Porsche he was travelling in crashed head-on into oncoming traffic.

Japanese Pervert Planned Natascha Kampusch Style Kidnap
A Japanese man inspired by Austrian pervert Wolfgang Priklopil kidnapped a 10-year-old girl and kept her in a purpose-built cellar where he planned to train her to become the perfect wife.

German Hiker Yodels For Help After Getting Trapped In Cattle Grid
A portly hiker dressed in traditional Lederhosen was rescued after he yodeled for help after getting stuck for three hours in a cattle grid.

Austrian Wine Grower Sets New Record For Maturing Grapes
An award-winning Austrian winegrower is believed to have set a new record after leaving harvested grapes for an incredible nine months before fermenting them to create an ultra-sweet white and red wine.

Austrian Castle Owner Shocked By Airplane Wheel In Duck Pond
An Austrian castle owner got a shock after discovering this massive aircraft wheel had landed in his duck pond.

Glock Receives Austrian Award At Birthday Party
Austrian gun maker Gaston Glock has celebrated his 85th birthday with a huge ceremony in which the charitable work of himself and his wife Kathrin was honoured with a top Austrian award, and confirmation that this year two streets and a business park are to be named after him.

Sausage Surprise As Giant Wurst Is Pinched
Austrian police are hunting crooks who broke open a market stall and stole a 1.5 metre sausage worth over 2,000 EUR in the picture postcard village of St Michael in the region of Lungau.

Multi Coloured UFOs In Formation Over Austria
Austrian officials say they are baffled to explain a UFO sighting in which dozens of people reported seeing between 50 and 100 objects flying in formation.

Priests Furious After Porn Films Shot In Local Parish Church
A furious Austrian Catholic priest has complained to police after discovering a local woman had apparently been using his church as a studio to make porn films.

Two metre snake sends woman motorist fleeing
An Austrian motorist got a shock after noticing something hanging down from under her car and realising it was a huge two metre snake that had ended up curled around the engine.

 


Mala Vrata

The most popular stories –
last 7 days



Don't moan alone, the Ombudsman Investigates.

Why suffer in silence. Let off steam by letting our readers share your troubles. File your complaints about anything and everything here.

Our ombudsman David Rogers will try and help solve some of the problems from lazy civil servants through to incompetent companies – and at the very least the worst transgressors will end up in our weekly special report.


Austrian Zimmers