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Al Michaels — the legendary sports announcer most famous for his call of the "Miracle on Ice" hockey game at the 1980 Olympics — was arrested Friday for suspicion of DUI, reports TMZ.
Law enforcement officers told TMZ the 68-year-old Michaels went through a a DUI checkpoint in Santa Monica at approximately 10 p.m. on Friday. The officers detected the odor of alcohol while speaking to him and placed him under arrest.
Sounds like he went from one Miracle on Ice to a few too many vodkas on the rocks.
The famous play-by-play announcer was reportedly pulled over and given a field sobriety test and, after performing poorly, he was taken into custody. Michaels was released from jail at 4:15 AM on Saturday on his own recognizance.
According to our sources, Michaels blood alcohol level was right at the legal limit -- he blew a borderline .08 and a .09 in two breathalyzer tests.
TMZ's sources say Michaels could not have been nicer throughout the ordeal.
Considered an American icon in the world of sports broadcasting, Michaels' voice has been heard on television sets for nearly four decades. He was the play-by-play man for "Monday Night Football" for 20 years before moving over to "Sunday Night Football."
He's also done baseball and basketball ... but his call of the United States' 4-3 upset hockey victory over the Soviet team on February 22, 1980 still stands as one of the greatest of all time — and where the strains of the popular "U-S-A ... U-S-A" chant first reached a fever pitch.
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Al Michaels was reportedly arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence on Friday night. His BAC was just over the legal limit.
Here is Al Michaels’ mug shot after being arrested in Santa Monica, California for DUI.
Some more details have emerged from his arrested, thanks to Deadspin.
Via the Smoking Gun comes the mug shot, and another detail about Friday’s arrest, in which Michaels blewjuuust over the legal limit on a breathalyzer. It seems Michaels caught the attention of a Santa Monica DUI checkpoint...
If you asked me to list every prominent sports figure in order of most to least likely to get a DUI, Al Michaels would be at the very bottom. Check that — Michaels wouldn’t even make the list.
Sure, Al keeps a keen eye on the point spread and enjoys playing the stock market, but this guy is as wholesome and American as it gets. Michaels has that great, fatherly figure persona...
Al Michaels, the play-by-play announcer for NBC’s “Sunday Night Football,” was arrested and charged with misdemeanor DUI in Southern California on Friday night, Santa Monica police said. Sgt. Ryan Gradle of the Santa Monica police department said that the Al was extremely cooperative and was released on his own recognizance Saturday morning after spending more than five hours...
According to a story courtesy of TMZ, legendary sportscaster and Sunday Night Football play-by-play man Al Michaels, was arrested on Friday night for suspicion of DUI.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … Michaels went through a DUI checkpoint in Santa Monica at approximately 10:00 PM on Friday and when he spoke to officers, they detected an odor of alcohol.
We’re told he was...
Al Michaels, the current play-by-play announcer for NBC's Sunday Night Football, was arrested Friday night and charged with driving under the influence.He reportedly spent five hours in Santa Monica City Jail before being released on his recognizance Saturday morning.Police said Michaels was extremely cooperative during the process and he is scheduled to appear at Los Angeles...
Al Michaels has been arrested for DUI, according to TMZ:
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Michaels went through a DUI checkpoint in Santa Monica at approximately 10:00 PM on Friday and when he...
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This is not going to be the type of DUI you are accustomed to hearing about. It does not involve a high-sped chase, an ego-maniacal personality, or a horrid mug shot.
Now don't get me wrong--there is no such thing as an acceptable or good DUI. You should never drive when you think you might be under the influence. There are way too many accidents, injuries, and worse-...
As one of my followers on Twitter pointed out, Michaels was “Turnt Up” when he was pulled over for DUI. The mugshot seems to confirm what the police at the scene pointed out, that Michaels was a bit tipsy.
Maybe, if he didn’t try to avoid the DUI checkpoint by making an illegal U-Turn, the cops would have never noticed.
Legendary broadcaster Al Michaels was arrested and charged with misdemeanor DUI in Southern California Friday night, according to Santa Monica police.
Al Michaels is the current play-by-play announcer for NBC’s “Sunday Night Football,” and our generation also knows him as the voice of NFL Monday Night Football. The police said Al Michaels was extremely cooperative with the...
What did we learn this weekend in sports? Al Michaels stays out pretty late and gets picked up at DUI checkpoints. He was a…