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Police have reported today the arrest of Michael Phelps second DUI. Michael Phelps is an Olympic Champion Swimmer. He was caught for a twofold offense, excessive speeding and driving under the influence (DUI). The police officer reported a 2014 white Land Rover going over the speed limit by 39 mph in a 45 mph zone, and swerving across lanes in the Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore, Maryland. The police officer’s statement concluded that Michael Phelps did not successfully pass the standard field sobriety tests. Michael Phelps cooperated during the process and was booked for his second DUI, and later was released after processing. Information was sought by reporters for comments if Michael Phelps would receive some type of disciplinary sanction. Nevertheless no calls, emails, nor messages were answered by his sponsor; Under Armour, Aqua Sphere, USA Swimming, or his representatives at Octagon. Michael Phelps is a renowned Olympian swimmer who earned 22 medals in total for the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympics.
Shortly, after the London Games Michael Phelps retired to only go back into training that following April. Questions on what was Michael Phelps’s intention for returning to training, Phelps responded by saying; “It’s good to have some structure back in my life”, “It’s something that I need…where I did whatever I wanted, and I’m happy to have this back”. Ultimately Michael Phelps was simply bored in retirement, and his first offense with law enforcement was in 2004, he received a DUI in 2009 for a photo at a marijuana pipe party. Michael Phelps faced repercussions ranging from eighteen months of probation up to suspension, on the other hand for this second DUI is still unclear.
Michael Phelps underwent a six week treatment program while updating his twitter feed stating “will provide the help I need to better understand myself”. The representative at the Octagon reported that Michael Phelps entered into a plea agreement in which will keep him from competing due upcoming competition straight through November. In spite of recent issues, Michael Phelps shows no sign of retirement, but has acknowledged a shift in difficulty in his daily life. Michael Phelps realized that his professional accomplishments has a different angle to view vs. his personal life, and this has rendered his personal life into a treatment program. Michael Phelps has been disappointed with what has taken place these last few weeks.
Michael Phelps, is a twenty nine year old man has had two DUI’s. Many people believe this stems from a high gambling behavior that has led to Michael Phelps drinking problem, and an increase in blood alcohol levels. Police officers reported that Michael Phelps eyes were red, and spoke with a syrupy mouth. If Michael Phelps gets convicted, he is facing up to a year of jail time, a one thousand dollar fine, and his driver’s license will be suspended for six months.
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