Former Olympic gold medalist Picabo Street was arrested on December 23 after she allegedly “pushed” her 76-year-old father, Roland Street, down a flight of stairs in her Park City, Utah, home, according to Us.
The 44-year-old, three-time Olympian was charged with three counts of domestic violence in the presence of a child and one count of assault; each charge was described as a “class B misdemeanor.” Charges as a result of the Picabo Street arrest were said to have been filed in Summit County court on December 24; an information report with details of the charges was filed on January 4, according to KSL.
NSFW audio of Street’s 911 call to authorities was made available by the Summit County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday.
In the 911 call, a women purported to be Street can be heard stating “My father just tried to attack me, in my own house, in front of my children.”
In the background, a woman, purported to be Street’s mother, Dee, can be heard saying “You attacked you,” and then quickly correcting herself, “him.”
Street then explains to the 911 dispatcher that her father “ran into” her house with his car. The dispatcher repeats what Street has said, and Street confirms that her father ran into her house, but that it was an “accident.”
The dispatcher asks for the former Olympian’s name and asks about her father.
“I put him downstairs,” Street replies.
“What do you mean you put him downstairs,” the dispatchers asks.
Street explains that her father put his hands on her and repeats that she “put him down the stairs.”
The dispatcher asks if Street’s father needs medical attention, which Street says he does not. The dispatcher says that she’s going to get someone to come help. Roland Street was reported to have later told police that he fell down the stairs and “may” have hit his head. Police investigators detailed cuts on Mr. Street’s neck and elbow.
While waiting, Street and her mother can be heard arguing in the background over who’s fault the fight was. Street states that her father grabbed her hair and pulled it out, while her mother states that it was in fact Picabo who attacked her father. The conversion quickly becomes heated.
“Oh my… he pulled so much hair out of my head,” Street states as the dispatcher calmly asks her to “hold on” while she summons assistance.
Picabo explains that she has just spent the “last hour” shoveling the driveway because her father had unsuccessfully attempted to get his car out earlier. The skiing legend states that her father attempted to get the car out of the driveway a second time, before she had finished shoveling, which resulted in him driving too close to her house and hitting it. Street expressed a desire that her father had been more patient.
The dispatcher asks again if anyone needs medical help, and Street states that no one is hurt and the call ends with the dispatcher saying that help should arrive shortly. A second call is made with Street informing the dispatcher that she is going to take her mother to the appointment that her father was originally trying to get her mother to. The dispatcher can be heard asking Street to wait because a police unit is almost there, and because 911 was called the police are required to make contact with her.
Prosecutors working on the case are reportedly open to accepting a plea deal with Street. The Olympian is scheduled to appear in court on February 16 at a pretrial hearing, where she is expected to plead not guilty.
Picabo Street won a gold medal at the 1998 Nagano Olympics in the Super G and silver at the 1994 Lillehammer games. Street also competed for the United States in the 2002 Salt Lake City games, where she placed sixteenth in the downhill event. After the 2002 Olympics, Street announced her retirement from competitive skiing, according to ESPN. The skier married John Resser on October 25, 2008, according to People.
Picabo Street has continued appear in the media since retiring, including on Battle of the Network Stars, Pyramid, and several other broadcasts, according to IMDb.
[Photo by Summit County Sheriff’s Office/AP]