Coach Lee Jae-cheol has been sent back home by the South Korean Sailing Federation after he was stopped by U.K. police for drunk driving.
Lee apparently attended a banquet hosted by the major of the English coastal resort of Weymouth, where the Olympic sailing events will be hosted.
He over-imbibed during the banquet, and tried to sleep at the federation's headquarters, to sober up for the drive. Apparently his attempts were in vain, and at 5 am on Thursday, Lee was pulled over by traffic officers when returning to the athlete's village. He was alone behind the wheel of his car, and was charged with drunk driving.
According to the Kim Joon-nyun, the secretary general of the country’s sailing federation, the coach was fined £250 and is now "on his way home." The South Koreans have already delivered apologies on Lee's behalf.
The South Korean team will have four sailors, participating in three classes at the Olympics.