by on October 7, 2014 Under Criminal Defense, Driving Under The Influence Laws

Olympic Swimmer Michael Phelps Arrested for DUI

Michael Phelps, best known as the most decorated Olympic champion in all of history, was arrested for a DUI this past Tuesday, September 30th.

According to Baltimore police, as reported by the Las Vegas Review Journal, Phelps had been driving above the posted speed limit in a Baltimore Maryland tunnel, and he was also swerving over the double-lane traffic lines.

Michael Phelps was pulled over in his 2014 Land Rover at approximately 1:40 a.m. after being clocked at 84 miles per hour in a 45 mile per hour speed zone. Phelps was found by authorities to be “unable to perform satisfactorily a series of standard field sobriety tests.”

Despite his 22 Olympic medals and golden-boy “All American aura” even super-sport-star Phelps is not exempt from following the law. To note: this is the second DUI arrest for Phelps. Back in 2004, Phelps was charged for a DUI when he was just 19 years old. He was able to plead guilty for a lesser charge and received a period of probation, rather than a hefty DUI Charge.

At the Law Office of Mark Coburn, we fight hard to plea your Las Vegas DUI down to a lesser charge, so you do not have to face extreme consequences such as high fees and fines, community service, or even jail time.

It is not advisable that you attempt to deal with your drunk driving charge in Las Vegas on your own. Contact our experienced Criminal Defense Law Office today at (702) 384-1001 for a free consultation so we can put together a case in your defense.

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