Sunday, 21 April 2013

Al Michaels arrest: Legendary sportscaster charged with DUI

Al Michaels arrest: Legendary sportscaster charged with DUI, Al Michaels, who is arguably the most well-known sportscaster in the world, was arrested Friday night in Southern California after a DUI check, TMZ said.

Michaels apparently went through a DUI checkpoint in Santa Monica, Calif., around 10 p.m. on Friday night. When Michaels spoke to police officers, they said that they detected the smell of alcohol on his breath.

The sportscaster was pulled over and given a field sobriety test. Michaels reportedly performed poorly in the field sobriety test and was then arrested and jailed.

Michaels was sent to the Santa Monica City Jail, the Los Angeles Inmate Information Center said, according to CNN.

Michaels was released from jail shortly after 4 a.m. Saturday on his own recognizance.

TMZ said that other sources said that Michaels had a blood alcohol level right at the legal limit. He blew a 0.08 and 0.09 in two breathalyzer tests, it said.

CNN reported that Sgt. Ryan Gradle said that Al Michaels "was extremely cooperative.”

Michaels is scheduled to appear at Los Angeles Municipal Court at 8:30 a.m. on June 26 to answer the charges.

Al Michaels came to NBC’s "Sunday Night Football” after serving as the play-by-play man for "Monday Night Football" for 20 years.

But Michaels may be best known for his call of the legendary "Miracle on Ice" hockey game at the 1980 Winter Olympics. His yell "Do you believe in miracles?" as the U.S. hockey team upset the mighty Soviets in the 1980 Winter Olympics became iconic.

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