British rider Steve Peat, who won the first MTB Downhill World Cup round in Vigo, Spain, last Sunday, was arrested in that same city on the very same evening for vandalism on public property. Also arrested was Lee Bertrand, also a British MTB rider, as well as an unnamed 38 year-old woman of the same nationality and an unnamed 22 year-old Spaniard.
Local police intervened as the four reportedly caused damage to municipal property such as flowerbed supports in a drunken state, also smashing glass windows of a parking lot before climbing on top of parked cars, also causing damage. A witness has already allegedly recognized Steve Peat as one of the vandals, which are currently still under arrest. An expedited trial is expected soon.