Ex-Olympian Picabo Street charged with assault, domestic violence
Olympic gold-medalist skier Picabo Street has been charged with assault and domestic violence after allegedly pushing her 76-year-old father down two flights of stairs in December, the Associated Press reports.
Street’s father, Roland, told police that Picabo became angry when he hit her Utah house with his car as he was attempting to leave on Dec. 23. After the two went back inside, he said Picabo grabbed his shoulder and neck before pushing him down the stairs.
According to police, Roland had cuts on his elbow and neck. He also told them he may have hit his head.
Picabo admitted to pushing her father and locking him in the basement of her home before calling the police.
She was released on bail after her arrest, and has been charged with three counts of misdemeanor domestic violence in the presence of a child and one count of misdemeanor assault. Her hearing is scheduled for Feb. 16.
Street won a gold medal in the women’s super-G event at the 1998 Winter Olympics and a silver in the downhill at the 1994 Olympics. She worked with Fox Sports as an analyst during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
- Erin Flynn