Harding Cited for Drunk Driving
Apr. 21, 2002
BATTLE GROUND, Wash. (AP) _ Former figure skater Tonya Harding crashed her pickup into a ditch early Saturday and was cited for drunken driving after failing a sobriety and breath test, police said.
Neither Harding nor her passenger was hurt in the 1:30 a.m. accident, in Battle Ground, northwest of Portland, Ore.
Authorities did not release Harding's blood-alcohol content.
Harding's life has taken several bizarre turns since she was implicated in the 1994 knee-whacking of rival skater Nancy Kerrigan. Two years ago, she was sentenced to three days in jail for hitting her boyfriend with a hubcap during a drunken argument.
In January, a judge ordered her to vacate her home near Camas, Wash., for failing to pay rent and late fees totaling $4,530.
Last month, Harding achieved a triumph of sorts when she pummeled Paula Jones in the ring during Fox's ``Celebrity Boxing'' special. The spectacle drew more than 15 million viewers.