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Donovan Bailey court date on impaired charge delayed

A court date for Olympic champion Donovan Bailey to face an impaired driving charge that was scheduled for Monday has been put over until next month.

Toronto police pulled him over on March 28. Bailey, 44, was charged with driving with a blood-alcohol level above 80 milligrams. He was in Edmonton on Monday and his next court date has been set for July 9.

He’s expected to plead not guilty and his lawyer is waiting for the evidence from his breathalyzer test.

This is the third time he’s faced driving-related charges.

In May 1998, Bailey was fined for failing to report an accident after he left the scene of a crash. In December 2001, he was convicted for driving 200 km/h on the QEW.

Bailey had his first court hearing for the latest offence on May 15, but didn’t appear in person. At the time, Bailey was in Jamaica promoting the 2012 London Olympics.