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Al Michaels

BUSTED

FOR DUI

4/21/2013 5:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0421_al_michaels_gettyAl Michaels -- perhaps the most well-known sportscaster in the world -- was arrested Friday night for suspicion of DUI ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Michaels went through a DUI checkpoint in Santa Monica at approximately 10:00 PM on Friday and when he spoke to officers, they detected an odor of alcohol.

We're told he was pulled over and given a field sobriety and after performing poorly, he was placed under arrest. Michaels was released from jail at 4:15 AM on Saturday on his own recognizance. 

According to our sources, Michaels blood alcohol level was right at the legal limit -- he blew a .08 and a .09 in two breathalyzer tests.

Our sources say Michaels could not have been nicer throughout the ordeal.

Michaels was the play-by-play man for "Monday Night Football" for 20 years before moving over to "Sunday Night Football." He's also done baseball and basketball ... but is best known for his call of the legendary "Miracle on Ice" hockey game at the 1980 Winter Olympics.

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_DNP    

OMG. Everyone in Hollywood is drunk getting DUIs or strung out on hardcore drugs.

548 days ago
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If sense were common everyone would have it.    

Jeez Al really? You should be bouncing your grandkids on your knees at your age, not partying up! And don't you have enough money by now for a designated driver???

548 days ago
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SKiNET HD    

I think the only people left without DUI's are Wolf Blitzer and Kurt Cameron.

548 days ago
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Observer999    

Best known sportscaster in the world? Gimme a break. Such American arrogance. There are sportscasters in China and India who are household names to a billion people... he may be #1 in the US, but that is 5% of the world's population.

548 days ago
20.

SKiNET HD    

Correction: Random checkpoints are the work of the devil....if you're an idiot.

548 days ago
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Zorbitor    

Shoulda smoked a joint instead. Now if they could only put breathalyzers on computers

548 days ago
22.

SheisHot    

Are you kidding me? ,.08 - .09 is not even close to intoxicated. His lawyers should go after these cops for harassment.

548 days ago
23.

cs_85    

By the time he would have had blood drawn. He would have been under the limit. Which is why he also was released on his own. They don't send drunks back out at 4 am. I highly doubt he was cited.

548 days ago
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DeeWA2008    

That is sad... lost my 25 yr son to a DUI crash in 2004, 30 seconds from home. IF YOU HAVE A DRINK.. JUST DON'T DRIVE!!

548 days ago
25.

Mysic_beats2013    

Stupid news so what everyday someone get pulled over for DUI

548 days ago
26.

Socalpimp    

Oh man...those cops are going to be in trouble...No way would he have gotten a DUI if he was stopped by a patrol unit. Those checkpoints do not allow discretion to release the elite.

548 days ago
27.

Fred Farkel    

who??

548 days ago
28.

littlebitch    

Just don't drink and drive? Then you won't have problems and won't be surprised when a cop pulls you over. Some people are just stupid.

548 days ago
29.

alex    

At that level, his case won't ever make it to trial. Hell, in California, he could blow a .o29 and get a girlie slap on the wrist

548 days ago
30.

bbwlover1969    

Do you belive in Michelobs? Yes!!

548 days ago
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