Yesterday, Olympic-winning swimmer Ryan Lochte had the police called on him for drunkenly kicking in his hotel room door at 3:45 a.m. in Orange County, California. No arrests were made in that incident, and later in the day at 9:45 pm, Lochte was disciplined for his involvement in a car crash that took place in Gainesville, Florida (after he had flown from California to Florida).
“according to the police report, Lochte was driving his Porsche to his home when he realized he was about to hit the car in front of him and slammed on his brakes at the last minute … to no avail.
The driver of the car Lochte hit was taken by ambulance to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Lochte was okay and cited for “careless driving.” There’s no mention of alcohol in the police report.”
Ryan Lochte was cited for “careless driving.”
Lochte’s attorney Jeff Ostrow stated: “Ryan has been battling alcohol addiction for many years and unfortunately it has become a destructive pattern for him.” Adding Lochte needs and will seek professional help.