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.
(1/3) Earlier this morning, I was arrested and charged with DUI, excessive speeding and crossing double lane lines.— Michael Phelps (@MichaelPhelps) September 30, 2014
(2/3) I understand the severity of my actions and take full responsibility.— Michael Phelps (@MichaelPhelps) September 30, 2014
(3/3) I know these words may not mean much right now but I am deeply sorry to everyone I have let down.— Michael Phelps (@MichaelPhelps) September 30, 2014
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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