Olympian arrested for DUI

09/30/2014 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

Maryland – Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps was recently arrested for DUI. As reported by Yahoo! Sports, Phelps was arrested by Maryland Transit Authority police in the Fort McHenry Tunnel on I-95.

The MDTA is quoted in the report as releasing the statement about the incident, “A Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police Officer was operating stationary radar on southbound I-395 leaving Baltimore City when a White 2014 Land Rover entered the radar’s area of influence at excessive speed (84 mph in a 45 mph zone).”

The statement further says, “The officer followed the vehicle onto northbound I-95, through the tunnel and initiated an enforcement stop just beyond the tunnel’s toll plaza. 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. Mr. Phelps was cooperative throughout the process.”

Phelps faces charges of driving under the influence, excessive speed, and crossing double lane lines.

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