ATLANTA Former Falcons running back Michael Turner, who was arrested on Sept. 18, 2012, in Gwinnett County on suspicion of driving under the influence, pleaded guilty to reckless driving and has received 12 months of probation, a 1,000 fine, 30 days of community service along with his participation in several other programs, according to the Gwinnett County solicitor's office.
Turner, who was released by the Falcons on March 1 and has yet to sign with another team, also agreed to the following terms: Risk Reduction (DUI school), alcohol and drug evaluation, no alcohol consumption and random screens.
He also pleaded guilty to speeding and paid a 250 fine on that violation. Turner reportedly was driving 97 miles per hour in a 65-mile-per-hour zone on Interstate 85 North near Indian Trail Road.
It's possible that Turner's plea to a different charge despite measuring a .109 blood-alcohol level at the time of his arrest, above the legal limit of .08 could help him escape possible ...