SILVER SUMMIT, Utah, Jan 13. 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — Olympic gold medal skier Picabo Street has been arrested on assault and domestic violence charges.
According to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office, Street, 44, was taken into custody Dec. 23, 2015, after an alleged argument with Roland Street, her 76-year-old father.
A probable cause statement filed with the Summit County Jail states that Picabo Street and her father began fighting after he attempted to leave the home. The elder Street reportedly bumped the residence with his car, which is when the fight escalated and became physical.
Investigators say that Picabo Street told police “that during the fight, she pushed Roland down the stairs and locked him in the basement.”
Roland Street reportedly told officers his daughter had grabbed him in the shoulder and neck area, and had pushed him down two flights of stairs. Officers reported observing cuts on the victim’s elbow and neck.
After the incident ─ which was witnessed by Picabo Street’s sons, ages 4, 6 and 11 ─ she notified police. Street was booked, and later was released on bail.
Listen to the 911 tape here:
The Winter Olympic champion, who won a gold medal in 1998 and a silver in 1994, now faces a single misdemeanor assault charge, along with three misdemeanor counts of domestic violence in the presence of a minor.
Jason Richards, an attorney speaking on Street’s behalf, has said the athlete plans to plead not guilty, and considers the incident to be a private family matter.
Street is due in a Park City court for her Feb. 16 preliminary hearing.