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Man charged with trying to run Olympian Diggins off road

November 3, 2018 GMT

AFTON, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a man accused of trying to run Olympic cross country skiing gold medalist Jessie Diggins off the road while she was roller-skiing in Minnesota has been charged with five misdemeanors.

The Pioneer Press reports that 37-year-old George Frost, of St. Mary’s Point, is charged with assault, reckless driving, careless driving, disorderly conduct and nuisance on a public roadway.

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Diggins, who was training with her high school coach near her hometown of Afton, says after the SUV passed them, Frost stopped in the road with a hill in the distance, then started driving next to them as they tried to pass. Diggins says she wrote the SUV’s license plate number in the dirt and contacted authorities.

A phone number for Frost could not be found.

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Information from: St. Paul Pioneer Press, http://www.twincities.com