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DUI charge cleared if he completes program

Updated: March 15, 2004, 8:52 PM ET
Associated Press

ENFIELD, Conn. -- Olympic champion figure skater Victor Petrenko was accepted Monday into an alcohol education program that would clear his record of a drunken driving charge.

The program will consist of one weekend of alcohol education in New Hampshire, said Petrenko's lawyer, Reese Norris. The 34-year-old skater was ordered to appear in court March 14, 2005.

Petrenko crashed his sport utility vehicle into a utility pole and fence in Simsbury on Jan. 28. If he completes the course, ...

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