Lutai Pleads Guilty to Reckless Driving

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Iceman, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. Iceman

    Iceman Well-Known Member

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  2. Garden Kitty

    Garden Kitty Tranquillo

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    Thanks for the update on the case.
     
  3. Jenna

    Jenna Well-Known Member

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    I can't imagine any "reckless" driving in Lake Placid. That small, quaint, peaceful town with the really bendy and narrow roadways? :yikes:
     
  4. FarFarAway

    FarFarAway Nas Ne Dagoniat

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    It's a little bit strange for me why this case took so long to be dealt with? It's almost two years by now....
     
  5. Frau Muller

    Frau Muller President of Dick Button Appreciation Club

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    According to the article:

    Lutai lives in Bulgaria and wasn't in court for the misdemeanor sentencing last week.

    Bulgaria? Hmmm...
     
  6. Vagabond

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    He's married to a Bulgarian (retired ice dancer Ina Demireva) and works as a coach there.
     
  7. Civic

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    I gather he has retired from eligible competition?
     
  8. Vagabond

    Vagabond Well-Known Member

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    He has never officially retired, but the Russian Federation gave him a one-year suspension after the Lake Placid incident.

    He's apparently considering making a comeback in time for Sochi.

    If he competes for Bulgaria, he should be able to qualify a spot the Bulgarian Federation at Worlds in 2013 or the Olympic qualifying tournament in the fall. If he wants to compete for Russia, though, he will have his work cut out for him just to make the team.