Michael Diamond is shooting for his seventh Olympic Games in Rio
Michael Diamond is shooting for his seventh Olympic Games in Rio

Gold medallist Olympian charged with drink driving, gun

OLYMPIC shooter Michael Diamond has been charged with high-range drink- driving and carrying a shotgun in his car.

The 44-year-old was arrested following a domestic disturbance near Newcastle with his brother.

Mr Diamond allegedly refused a roadside breath test but returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.159 - more than three times the legal limit - when escorted to a police station.

Police alleged he had 150 rounds of ammunition in his car. The six-time Olympian won gold for Australia at the 1996 and 2000 Games.


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