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Ullrich to go on trial for drunk-driving crash

Former Tour de France champ Jan Ullrich faces a fine and up to three years in prison if convicted on charges from May 2014

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BERLIN (AFP) — Former top cyclist Jan Ullrich will go before a Swiss judge on charges of drunk driving dating from May 2014 when he caused an collision in which two people were injured.

“It’s inexcusable to have driven in the state I was in. It was a terrible mistake, and I deeply regret it,” said Germany’s Ullrich, the 1997 Tour de France winner.

Ullrich, 41, risks a fine and jail sentence of up to three years if found guilty.

His car raced through an intersection and hit a parked car before skidding and hitting another car head-on in the region of Thurgovie.