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Michael Phelps DUI: Champ sorry for letting down fans

A celebrity gossip junky, Caroline Goddard has been writing entertainment news for longer than the world has known Kim Kardashian's name. Follow her on Twitter at @GoddardCaroline.

Michael Phelps breaks silence on second DUI with Twitter statement

Olympic record-setter Michael Phelps is just as disappointed in himself for landing his second DUI as his fans are in him.

Phelps, who holds a whopping 22 Olympic medals, was busted for DUI after cops witnessed him driving almost twice the posted speed limit and weaving over the double yellow lines in a Maryland tunnel.

Phelps has since posted a series of tweets apologizing for his incredibly dangerous choice to get behind the wheel after drinking.

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Unfortunately, this is not the first time the Olympian has been arrested for driving under the influence. In 2004, he was busted after running a stop sign and pleaded guilty. He was fined $250 and served 18 months' probation.

In 2009, he lost his Kellogg's sponsorship after photos surfaced reportedly showing the world-class athlete smoking pot. He later apologized for his actions, but the photos severely damaged his reputation.

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