Sportscaster Al Michaels Busted for DUI

Famously asked, 'Do you believe in miracles?' at Olympics

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 21, 2013 10:24 AM CDT

(Newser) – Al Michaels, the legendary sportscaster who asked, "Do you believe in miracles?" at the 1980 Winter Olympics as the US hockey team beat the Soviets, was arrested Friday night and charged with a DUI, CNN reports. Sources tell TMZ Michaels went through a DUI checkpoint in Santa Monica, California, around 10pm, and officers gave him a field sobriety test after smelling alcohol on him. Sources say his blood alcohol level was between a .08 and a .09. Michaels, who currently announces on NBC's Sunday Night Football, was taken to jail and released early the next morning. He was reportedly very cooperative throughout the ordeal.

This is an Aug. 1, 2011 file photo showing Al Michaels in Beverly Hills, Calif.
This is an Aug. 1, 2011 file photo showing Al Michaels in Beverly Hills, Calif.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
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