Celebrity News September 30, 2014
Michael Phelps Arrested for DUI
Olympic swim champ Michael Phelps was arrested for driving under the influence in Baltimore, Maryland early Tuesday morning.
TMZ Sports reports Phelps was initially pulled over around 1:40AM for speeding, when the officers noticed Phelps had allegedly been drinking.
After reportedly failing a sobriety test, the gold medalist was taken to a nearby station and charged with DUI, excessive speeding and crossing double lane lines. He was eventually released.
Phelps tweeted on Tuesday, "Earlier this morning, I was arrested and charged with DUI, excessive speeding and crossing double lane lines. I understand the severity of my actions and take full responsibility. I know these words may not mean much right now but I am deeply sorry to everyone I have let down."
This is the swimmer's second DUI arrest. He was booked in 2004 when he was 19, and after pleading guilty, he struck a plea deal and was given 18 months probation.