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Michael Turner

Atlanta Falcons Star

Arrested for DUI

9/18/2012 5:57 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner was arrested for DUI early this morning ... hours afters he helped crush Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football.

Turner -- who rushed for 42 yards and a TD in the MNF victory -- was initially pulled over in his black Audi R8 around 4:06 AM for speeding ... 97 in a 65.

During the stop, officers detected the presence of alcohol and arrested the 30-year-old NFL star for driving under the influence.

Law enforcement tells TMZ ... Turner refused to submit to a breathalyzer test.

Turner -- who's in the 5th year of a 6-year, $34 million contract -- was hauled to Gwinnett County Jail ... but was released two hours later on $2,179 bond.

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7:11 AM PT -- The Falcons just released a statement saying, "We are aware of the situation involving Michael and are in the process of gathering more information. Because this is now a legal matter, the club will have no further comment at this time.”

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