Michael Phelps Arrested For DUI, Apologizes On Twitter

michael phelps duiThis is the second time Michael Phelps has been arrested for drinking and driving.

As reported by Baltimore Sun, the Olympic star was pulled over Tuesday morning for allegedly driving 84 mph in a 45 mph zone at around 1:40 a.m.

“Mr. Phelps … was unable to perform satisfactorily a series of standard field sobriety tests,” police said in a statement regarding the 29-year-old.

Officials later continued stating that Phelps was “arrested and charged with DUI [driving under the influence], excessive speed and crossing double lines”.

The gold medalist has since taken to Twitter, apologizing for his actions.

“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 have much meaning right now but I am deeply sorry to everyone I have let down.”

This marks the second time the world-renowned swimmer has been arrested for drinking under the influence.

Nineteen-year-old Michael Phelps was arrested in Maryland for a DUI in 2004.

According to TMZ, “He struck a plea deal with prosecutors and pled guilty in exchange for 18 months probation.”

Lets hope Phelps refrains from drinking and driving and sticks to what he knows best, swimming.

Written by Merema Leures

Hi, my name is Merema. If learning about pop culture was a degree I could've studied when I decided to take on a three-year course at college, I would've probably had the highest grades in my class. But instead, I settled for a BA in Film and a Master's in Filmmaking.

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