Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 4/21/13
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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