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Michael Phelps Busted on DUI Charge

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(NBC Washington) - Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps was arrested and charged with DUI and other charges early Tuesday morning, News4 has confirmed.

Phelps was driving 84 mph inside the Fort McHenry Tunnel on Interstate 95 in Baltimore, said Maryland Transportation Authority Police. The speed limit in the tunnel is 45 mph.

Phelps was also charged with excessive speed and crossing double lane lines.

He was arrested around 1:40 a.m., TMZ first reported.

Phelps is the most decorated Olympic athlete in history with 22 medals: 18 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze. He won an unprecedented 8 gold medals in eight events at the Beijing Games in 2008 then returned to win four more golds at the London Games in 2012.

Phelps was the keynote speaker at the Chattanooga Times Free Press Best of Preps Banquet in 2009, which came on the heels of Phelp's photos of him inhaling from a marijuana bong.

Read more at NBC Washington. 

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