Michael Phelps Charged With DUI

It's his second charge in 10 years
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 30, 2014 10:49 AM CDT
Michael Phelps Charged With DUI
Michael Phelps swims during his men's 200m individual medley at the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Gold Coast, Australia, on Aug. 24, 2014.   (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Michael Phelps was charged early today with driving under the influence, reports TMZ—the second such charge the swimmer has faced in 10 years. Sources tell the site he was pulled over in his native Maryland, reportedly going 84mph in a 45mph zone, and that he "bombed" his field sobriety test and had a BAC nearly twice the legal limit. Cops tell TMZ that the swimmer is facing charges involving DUI, excessive speed, and crossing double lines. Phelps was charged with drunk driving in 2004, when he was underage; he netted 18 months of probation in that instance. No comment as yet from Team Phelps. (Read more Michael Phelps stories.)

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