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.

Comments
Topics mentioned in this article Swimming
Related Articles
Granada vs Barcelona: La Liga Champions Fall To 7th In Table After Shock Defeat
Granada vs Barcelona: La Liga Champions Fall To 7th In Table After Shock Defeat
Shakib Al Hasan Powers Bangladesh To Win Over Afghanistan
Shakib Al Hasan Powers Bangladesh To Win Over Afghanistan
Pro Kabaddi: UP Yoddha Thrash Tamil Tahalivas, Jaipur Pink Panther Play Out Draw With Gujarat Fortunegiants
Pro Kabaddi: UP Yoddha Thrash Tamil Tahalivas, Jaipur Pink Panther Play Out Draw With Gujarat Fortunegiants
India vs South Africa 3rd T20I: When And Where To Watch Live Telecast, Live Streaming
India vs South Africa 3rd T20I: When And Where To Watch Live Telecast, Live Streaming
Sourav Ganguly Set To Be Re-Elected As CAB President Till July 2020
Sourav Ganguly Set To Be Re-Elected As CAB President Till July 2020
Advertisement