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Michael Phelps has been arrested for DUI, Maryland authorities have said.

Police in Baltimore said the Olympic swimmer was stopped for speeding after being caught going 84mph in a 45mph zone early on Tuesday morning.

Michael Phelps, 28, was co-operative but failed a series of standard field sobriety tests, traffic police said in a statement. He was charged and released.

The swimmer is the most decorated Olympian of all time with 22 medals.

Michael Phelps was arrested and charged with DUI, excessive speed and crossing double lines

Michael Phelps was arrested and charged with DUI, excessive speed and crossing double lines

Michael Phelps retired after winning his 22nd Olympic medal at the London Games in 2012 but came out of retirement earlier this year.

The Maryland Transportation Authority said Michael Phelps was driving a white 4×4 in Fort McHenry tunnel in Baltimore when the vehicle was caught on police radar at 01:40 local time.

Police said he was “arrested and charged with DUI, excessive speed and crossing double lines”.

The statement said Michael Phelps was co-operative throughout the process and was released after being charged.


Michael Phelps, who is from Baltimore County, was previously charged for driving under the influence in Maryland in 2004. He pleaded guilty to driving while impaired in exchange for 18 months’ probation.

Neither Michael Phelps nor his representatives have commented on Tuesday’s arrest.

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Bobby Brown, ex-husband of late star Whitney Houston, has pleaded not guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol.

Bobby Brown, 43, maintained his innocence at Los Angeles court on Friday, despite the fact it is the third time he has been charged with DUI.

He denied multiple charges stemming from being pulled over at around 1:00 a.m. on October 24, 2012 after police believed he was driving erratically in the Tarzana area of Los Angeles.

Officers subsequently discovered Bobby Brown was behind the wheel without the dashboard breathalyser he was previously ordered by court to carry around with him.

Deputy City Attorney Diego Edber, told E! Online Bobby Brown was not in court but that his attorney, Tiffany Feder, entered not guilty pleas on his behalf.

Bobby Brown maintained his innocence at Los Angeles court on Friday, despite the fact it is the third time he has been charged with DUI

Bobby Brown maintained his innocence at Los Angeles court on Friday, despite the fact it is the third time he has been charged with DUI

Bobby Brown is facing charges of driving under the influence with a refusal to submit to a chemical test, driving with a suspended license due to a conviction of an alcohol offence, and driving a vehicle without an ignition interlock device.

The last two counts are the result of another DUI arrest back in March in the San Fernando Valley. Bobby Brown received three years’ probation and did a spell in rehab after pleading no contest in that case.

The judge ordered Bobby Brown attend three Alcoholics Anonymous classes per week as a condition of his release until the next court date, with the next pretrial hearing scheduled for December 13.

However, the lawman also denied the prosecutor’s request to impose a $75,000 bail on the entertainer.

If convicted of the new charges, Bobby brown could face a maximum of two years in jail.

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Cissy Houston, Whitney Houston’s mother, believes Bobby Brown’s DUI arrest proves what she has been telling people all along he is just a bad influence.

Sources close to Cissy Houston told TMZ that she’s always felt Bobby Brown was a cancer who infected Whitney’s life with negative influences.

Cissy Houston felt “vindicated” when she found out Bobby Brown was arrested for driving under the influence on Monday afternoon and believes the incident is exactly why she wants Bobby to “keep his distance” from his daughter Bobbi Kristina.

Cissy Houston believes Bobby Brown's DUI arrest proves he is just a bad influence

Cissy Houston believes Bobby Brown's DUI arrest proves he is just a bad influence

The Houstons believe Bobbi Kristina Brown has been in a “vulnerable place” since Whitney passed and as one source puts it: “This is the last person she needs to be around.”

Instead, sources told TMZ that Cissy Houston wants Bobbi Kristina Brown to hang around “positive mentors” like Clive Davis.