Michael Phelps was arrested for driving under the influence in
Baltimore, Maryland early this morning … TMZ Sports has learned.
Our sources tell us … the USA Olympic legend was pulled over around
1:40 AM in his white Land Rover. We're told he bombed his field
sobriety test … and his B.A.C. was almost twice the legal limit.
Officials just issued a statement saying Phelps was initially pulled
over for going 84 in a 45 … and during the stop, the officer noticed
he was hammered. Our sources say Phelps was hauled to a nearby station
where he was booked for DUI — and was eventually released. Cops say
Phelps was charged with DUI, excessive speeding and crossing double
lane lines. It's Michael's 2nd DUI arrest — he was popped in
Maryland in 2004 when he was 19 years old. He struck a plea deal with
prosecutors and pled guilty in exchange for 18 months probation. We've
made multiple calls to Michael's reps — but they would not take our
calls. Story developing …