It seems to be a bad week for celebrity drivers. Michael Phelps was arrested today for his second DUI after a Maryland Transportation Authority police officer observed the Olympian travelling 84 miles per hour in a 45 mile per hour zone. Phelps allegedly performed poorly on field sobriety exercises and was placed under arrest.
Phelps was previously arrested in 2004 for driving under the influence in Maryland, after which he pled guilty and received a sentence of 18 months probation.
Details about Phelps’ current arrest are still developing.
Casey Reiter is an associate attorney at Stuart R. Manoff & Associates, P.A. in West Palm Beach, Florida, practicing in the areas of Criminal Defense and Marital Law.