Michael Phelps arrested for DUI

The strange thing is that I was JUST wondering what Michael Phelps was up to. I hadn’t heard anything about him for a minute.

TMZ reports:

Michael Phelps was arrested for driving under the influence in Maryland last night … law enforcement sources tell TMZ Sports.

We do not know the details of the arrest — but we’re told cops are preparing a statement and are expected to address the media very soon.

It’s Michael’s 2nd DUI arrest — he was popped in Maryland in 2004 when he was 19-years-old. He struck a plea deal with prosecutors and plead guilty in exchange for 18 months probation.

We’ve made multiple calls to Michael’s reps — but they would not take our calls.

Story developing …

Not too many details yet, but whew!

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UPDATE: September 30, 2014 3:10pm

Michael Phelps has responded to his situation:Media preview

More details:

The gold medalist was pulled over in his white Land Rover by police at 1:40 a.m., originally for speeding, police told ABC News.

Phelps, 29, was going 84 mph in a 45 mph zone and was also seen crossing double lane lines, police said.

The officers realized he was intoxicated and gave him a field sobriety test, authorities said.

“Mr. Phelps was identified as the driver by his driver’s license and appeared to be under the influence. He was unable to perform satisfactorily a series of standard field sobriety tests,” a spokesperson for Maryland Transportation Authority told ABC.

Phelps has been charged with speeding, DUI and crossing double lane lines, police said. He has since been released, they added.

This is the athlete’s second DUI arrest. He was arrested in 2004, also in his native Maryland. He pleaded guilty to that arrest and got 18 months probation.


I read somewhere earlier that he was twice the legal limit.

84 in a 45?


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