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Michael Phelps Arrested for Drunk Driving

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Michael Phelps of the United States competes in the Final of the Men's 400m Individual Medley on Day One of the London 2012 Olympic Games. (Photo: Getty Images)

Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps was arrested early Tuesday morning in Baltimore for driving under the influence, according to multiple media reports.

Michael Phelps of the United States competes in the Men's 4x100m Medley Relay Final on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 4, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) Credit: Getty Images Michael Phelps of the United States competes in the Men's 4x100m Medley Relay Final on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 4, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) 

Police pulled over the swimming star, who was driving white 2014 Land Rover, at about 1:40 a.m. on Tuesday after they clocked him driving at nearly twice the speed limit, according to the TMZ, which first broke the story. Police said Phelps failed a field sobriety test, registering at nearly twice the legal limit.

Phelps was booked in a local jail and charged with DUI, speeding and crossing double lane lines. He cooperated and has since been released.

Phelps was also charged with DUI in 2004 when he was just 19-years old but he struck a plea deal with prosecutors which resulted in just 18-months of probation.

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