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 Posted: Sun Apr 21st, 2013 07:45 pm
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bpickering wrote:

Sportscaster Al Michaels arrested charged with DUI

From USA Today,

Legendary broadcaster Al Michaels, who has delivered some of the most memorable calls in recent sports history, was arrested Friday night and spent five hours in Santa Monica (Calif.) City Jail, charged with driving under the influence.

Michaels, play-by-play announcer for NBC's Sunday Night Football, went through a DUI/driver's license checkpoint that had been set up by the Santa Monica Police Department. According to its website, officers were looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment, with penalties ranging from jail time, license suspension, DUI classes and fines.

According to the Daily News of Los Angeles, Michaels was stopped Friday at about 10 p.m. PT, and, by various media outlets, including CNN, was said to be extremely cooperative with police.

Santa Monica police Sgt. William Heric told the Daily News that Michaels was "evaluated for suspicion of DUI" and that a breathalyzer test came out at .08, right at the legal limit.

"So he was released on a citation at about 3 or 4 in the morning," Heric told the Daily News.

Michaels, 68, is scheduled for a June 26 appearance at Los Angeles Municipal Court.

Greg Hughes, a spokesman for NBC Sports, told the Associated Press that the company "is aware of the situation" and has been in contact with Michaels. Hughes had no further comment.

According to Lt. Jay Trisler in a release on the Santa Monica Police Department web site: "All too often, members of our community are senselessly injured or killed on local roadways by impaired drivers. Over the course of the past year, traffic collisions involving impaired drivers/riders were involved in 91 collisions; which have killed 3 and injured 28 people."

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