DECORATED OLYMPIAN POPPED FOR DUI
By FITSNEWS || Michael Phelps – the most decorated Olympic athlete in history – is now racking up some unfortunate laurels.
According to the Maryland Transportation Authority police, the 29-year-old swimming champion was pulled over at 1:40 a.m. EDT on Tuesday after an officer observed his 2014 Land Rover speeding and crossing double lane lines in the Fort McHenry Tunnel on Interstate 95 near Baltimore.
Phelps, who hails from Towson, Maryland, failed a field sobriety test and was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. He was reportedly clocked traveling 84 miles per hour in a 45 mile-per-hour zone at the time he was pulled over.
Wow … can’t wait to see the dash cam video from this stop.
Phelps was previously arrested for driving under the influence in 2004 – at the age of 19. In 2009, while visiting the University of South Carolina, Phelps was photographed taking a hit from a bong.
At three Olympic Games in Athens (2004), Beijing (2008) and London (2012), Phelps won a combined 22 medals – including 18 gold medals. The world record holder in the 100-meter butterfly, 200-meter butterfly and 400-meter individual medley, Phelps hung up his cap following the London games but came out of retirement in May of this year – participating (and winning) an event in Charlotte, N.C.
According to WBAL TV 11 (NBC – Baltimore), Phelps was “cooperative throughout the process and was later released.”