Carl Lewis Ordered To Attend Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings

LOS ANGELES, Aug 19 (AFP) - Nine-time Olympic gold medallist Carl Lewis was fined 500 dollars and given three years of probation following a high-speed freeway crash.
Lewis pleaded no contest on Friday to a charge related to a early morning accident in his brand new Maserati eight months ago.
The US athletics legend was also ordered to perform 200 hours of community work and attend close to two dozen alcoholics anonymous meetings.
Lewis was arrested by the California Highway Patrol on April 21, after he lost control of his car on a freeway south of downtown Los Angeles.
Lewis was not injured, but he allegedly failed a series of sobriety tests, officer Joseph Pace said at the time. The drink driving charges were eventually dismissed.
The 41-year-old had a glittering athletics career that spanned two decades and included Olympic gold medals in the 1984, 1988, 1992 and 1996 Olympics.
He is one of three athletes ever to win gold in a single event (long jump) four times. :eek:

How can you be ordered to attend these meetings when you aren’t actually charged with “drinking and driving”? Who was the judge? Fyvush Finkel?