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Donovan Bailey court date on impaired charge postponed

Donovan Bailey did not appear in court on Monday and is now scheduled to respond to an impaired driving charge on July 24.

His lawyer appeared in court, and the judicial pretrial hearing will begin later this month.

The Olympic champion sprinter was pulled over by Toronto police on March 28. Bailey, 44, was charged with driving with a blood-alcohol level above 80 milligrams.

He is expected to plead not guilty.

At his last court date, Bailey’s lawyer said he was waiting for the evidence from his breathalyzer test.

This is the third time Bailey has 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.