Sunday 24 September 2017

Phelps arrested on driving charge

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps was stopped by police in Baltimore
Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps was stopped by police in Baltimore

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has been arrested on a charge of driving under the influence in the US, police said.

Officers said they stopped the 29-year-old at the Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore.

Maryland Transportation Authority Police said he was going at 84mph in a 45mph zone.

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

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

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

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