Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Phelps Arrested DUI

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The man who captured the world’s imagination by winning a gaggle of gold medals at the 2008 Olympics, Michael Phelps, was arrested for DUI in Baltimore, Maryland early this morning.

Phelps was stopped by authorities at 1:40 AM while traveling in his white Land Rover, at that point field sobriety tests were administered and failed. The swimmer blew almost twice the legal limit.



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Officials just issued a statement saying Phelps was initially pulled over for going 84 in a 45 … and during the stop, the officer noticed he was hammered. Sources say Phelps was hauled to a nearby station where he was booked for DUI — and was eventually released. Cops say Phelps was charged with DUI, excessive speeding and crossing double lane lines. 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. source

Phelps’ reps have had no comment.

It’s not the first time Phelps has been in trouble with the law, in 2004, Phelps was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol in Salisbury, Maryland.

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