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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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16.

CriticXtreme    

In Atlanta, you have a big chance of being pulled over for DUI while DWB or DWB while DWB. And you have to be drunk to be in Atlanta.

715 days ago
17.

sidithers    

crush???
20 to 27 isnt a crush
TMZ staffers are so sports retarted

714 days ago
18.

ChloeMarie    

what an idiot...

714 days ago
19.

sidithers    

crush???
20 to 27 isnt a crush
TMZ staffers are so sports retarded

714 days ago
20.

Who Knew    

Do any TMZ employees actually know sports, or are they all hipster weirdos? They said the Falcons crushed the Broncos, they won by 6 points. That is less than one scoring play you get 6 points for moving the brown ovaly shaped thing over the white line that represents your opponents goal line. Then you get a chance to have somebody kick that same ovaly shaped thing threw the up rights. An upright in a u shaped thing that is suspended in the air. NFL goal posts are 10 feet high and 18 feet, 6 inches wide, that might help you folks over at TMZ. I am no Broncos fan but as you can see they where 1 play away from either winning or tying the game, they where not "crushed", that is a gross over statement.

714 days ago
21.

Who Knew    

Race card in 5,4,3,2,........

714 days ago
22.

jl    

27 to 21......Wow what a crushing defeat........TMZ sportstards!

714 days ago
23.

The Atlanta Church Of Satan     

G*d Dammit! Don't drink and drive Stupid People

714 days ago
24.

Honeys Booboo    

The cop said "Blow This" and Turner refused?

714 days ago
25.

deb    

This is just insane anymore...millionaire athletes who can't afford a driver or a cab or are they just that stupid now! The teams need to hire drivers for their players and charge them and maybe it will keep 1/4 of the players in the NFL out of jail and at home where they belong.

714 days ago
26.

Sabrina    

Dude has some big arms. I wish he'd manhandle me and rough me up all nite long

714 days ago
27.

The Unknown    

Damnit! He's on my fantasy squad too! Idiot.

714 days ago
28.

HRH Prince Michael    

Yet ANOTHER confirmation: The National Fraud League.


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Notice, has been SERVED.


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714 days ago
29.

joecrabs    

WHAT!!!??? No one has called these cops racist yet? Come on people, step yo game up!

714 days ago
30.

annoyed in SF    

these comments are funny considering it's you rednecks(even the ones in nice homes) who get the most DUIs.

714 days ago
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