According to his post on social media, he is said to have been stopped by police during a speed check.

"I drove way too fast and was also taken to the emergency room for a blood test. In addition, the police found a small amount of drugs in my home. It's cocaine. "

Northug's lawyer, Halvard Helle, writes to Norwegian VG that he refers to the former skier's post and has nothing further to add.

Northug admits he is remorseful.

"I am desperate and afraid of what will happen in the future. I know it will be a lawsuit. Now I will take responsibility for what I have done. ”

In May 2014, Petter Northug collided with his car, under the influence of alcohol. He was then sentenced to a fine of 185,000 kronor and 50 days with a foot shackle.