Michael Phelps Arrested for DUI

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18 time Olympics Gold medalist, Michael Phelps, was arrested for suspicion of DUI in Maryland, early Tuesday morning. Officials say he was driving 84 mph in a 45 Mph zone when he was stopped, leaving Baltimore, Maryland.

Phelps was previously convicted for driving while impaired in November of 2004. In California, Phelps would be charged with a second offense DUI if this date of arrest is within 10 years of his last date of arrest. This would subject him to a mandatory minimum of 96 hours in jail, $2000 in fines, an 18 month alcohol program.

Tuesday afternoon, the swimmer posted a series of tweets apologizing for the incident and taking full responsibility for his actions. It is very surprising that Phelps had made these incriminating comments. It just shows the stigma that DUI carries in our society, because the only reason he would post those tweets is because they are sincere.