Olympic snowboard champion Shaun White was cited for allegedly setting off a fire extinguisher at a ski resort and questioned about a stolen car the same day, but authorities have said that he is not suspected of stealing the vehicle.
Summit County sheriff's deputies interviewed White about the stolen 2000 Audi on Friday "because he was in the vicinity of the car," sheriff's spokeswoman Paulette Horr said on Tuesday.
She said White has been ruled out as a suspect.
The fire extinguisher had been set off in a game room at Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge, a ski town about 100km west of Denver, although there was no fire.
The snowboarder's clothing allegedly matched a security video recording, and his shoes matched footprints left in the powder from the fire extinguisher.
Police cited White on a charge of second-degree criminal tampering. He was ordered to appear in municipal court on March 10.
The report said White's breath smelled of alcohol when police spoke with him.
The 21-year-old White, dubbed "The Flying Tomato" for his red hair, won the gold medal in the snowboard halfpipe at last year's Olympics.
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