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SANTA MONICA — NBC Sports announcer Al Michaels was arrested over the weekend in Southern California on suspicion of drunken driving, authorities said Sunday.
Michaels was pulled over at about 9:30 p.m. Friday after officers manning a DUI checkpoint witnessed him make an illegal U-turn, Santa Monica police Sgt. Richard Lewis said.
Michaels, the play-by-play man for “Sunday Night Football,” was taken to the station, where he registered a blood alcohol level over the .08 percent legal limit, according to Lewis.
He was booked for suspicion of DUI and held for about five hours before being released on his own recognizance, Lewis said.
“We are aware of the situation and we’ve been in contact with Al,” said Greg Hughes, a spokesman for NBC Sports. “We have no further comment at this time.”
A call Sunday by The Associated Press to Michaels’ agent was not immediately returned.
Michaels was ordered to appear in court June 26.
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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...
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...
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...
More than likely, if we’re posting during a weekend in the off-season, it’s because football people been misbehavin’. This time, it’s Al Michaels, who was arrested for a DUI near his hometown of Los Angeles. Michaels’ reported BAC was close to the California legal limit of .08. So how could officers tell he was intoxicated? Probably by asking him how to pronounce words...
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.
Since broadcaster Al Michaels was arrested over the weekend we’ve been anticipating the release of his mugshot, obsessively checking The Smoking Gun’s website. Well here it is.
Like a true professional, Michaels mugshot is all class. I don’t even thing there is a hair out of place.
According to Santa Monica police, the “Sunday Night Football” play...
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…