He has 13 WORLD cup gold medals in the paddock and is a former olympic champion.
No one can doubt Petter Northugs status as one of Norway's greatest skisportsstjerner.
But cross-country skiing-the legend suffers unfortunately of poor judgement, and it has, in the course of his career made for a sad balancing act between victories and scandals.
In 2018 set he lives as a professional, but it has not held him from the risky livelihood - and life in the fast lane.
on Thursday evening smoke Northug looked at the rebate again. With all of the high speed. And a sinister secret in the luggage, which was stored at home.
this confirms The retired sports icon in his own Instagram.
- I have committed a big mistake. Yesterday (Thursday, red.) last night I was stopped by the police in a fartkontrol. I drove too fast and was also taken to lægevagten to get a blood test. In addition, police found a small amount of drugs in the home with me. It is about cocaine.
- I am distraught and scared for what the future will bring, just as I am sad for all that I now have disappointed again. I know that it will be a criminal case. Therefore, I must take responsibility for what I have done, write Northug.
the Incident took place in the area Ullensaker, which is located close to Oslo Airport. Late late Thursday night could the Norwegian police report that a man in the 30's had been stopped.
the Person was suspected to be under the influence of drugs and had been measured to run 168 km/h. on a stretch of road where the 110 km/h. is the permissible speed.
VG has obtained video footage that shows Northugs wagon keep in the side of the road, while a police car is parked behind with flashing blue lights turned on.
Norwegian police confirm to the Newspaper that it was skisportsstjernen, it was stopped.
- I'm unsure whether it was a control, or whether the patrol was aware of the car. But I can confirm that it was Northug who drove it, " says ring-leader Tom Sandberg.
It is far from the first time that Northug brings himself on the edge of the law. It has gone wrong in the traffic.
In may 2014, smashed his Audi A7 near his home in Trondheim. He was sentenced to 50 days of unconditional prison to run guilty of drink-driving.
in cross-country phenomenon has managed to rise. He has left the penalty box. The board has been wiped clean. Northug is taken to the grace of god.
this is Why it has also managed the 34-year-old star to create a living after karriestoppet.
Currently, he is affiliated with Norwegian TV 2, but on Thursday's episode will have consequences for the undertaking, is yet to be seen.
the Tv channel's head of press, Jan-Petter Dahl, tells that it is a serious matter, and that in the first instance discuss the incident with the main character.