Jan Ullrich to appear before Swiss court on drink driving charge

1997 Tour de France winner Jan Ullrich tested over the legal alcohol limit after a collision in Switzerland which left two people injured in May 2014

Jan Ullrich (Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

Jan Ullrich admits it was a terrible mistake to drive while under the influence of alcohol as he prepares to face a Swiss court after a collision left two people injured.

The 1997 Tour de France champion reportedly raced through an intersection in May 2014 before skidding and hitting a car head-on in the Thurgovie region, according to AFP.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.