Olympic Swimmer Michael Phelps Arrested for Drunk Driving

Updated: 30 September 2014 22:20 IST

Michael Phelps had been charged with driving under the influence and excessive speed. He was released after his arrest.

Olympic Swimmer Michael Phelps Arrested for Drunk Driving
This was Michael Phelps second 'Driving Under Influence' charge. © AFP

Baltimore:

Authorities say Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has been arrested on a DUI charge in Maryland.

Transit police say they stopped the 29-year-old Phelps at the Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore around 1:40 a.m. Tuesday.

Maryland Transportation Authority Police say Phelps was going 84 mph in a 45-mph zone. Police say officers stopped Phelps just past a toll plaza.

Phelps has been charged with driving under the influence and excessive speed. He was released after his arrest.

This is Phelps' second DUI charge in Maryland. A native of Baltimore County, the Olympic swimmer faced a DUI charge in 2004 on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

Phelps is the most decorated Olympian of all time with 22 Olympic medals.

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