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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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total scrotal implosion    

What a fukcn idiot! Why not have a chauffeur if u got the $ and wanna get drunk..

493 days ago
32.

Harleynut    

You guy's are slow at TMZ, were is his Booking Photo? You are faster with Lindsy Lohan.

493 days ago
33.

kitnplayn    

Nice guys kill children when they drink and drive too.

493 days ago
34.

ashley    

he'll skate with a disorderly or something very minor, no way will he be charged with DUI!
I'll never forget my dui, same year as crazy Lindz, I think about that mess everyday - so I don't make the same stupid mistake again, ughhh!

493 days ago
35.

NOT ELMO    

Al Michaels
BUSTED.........................i am so proud of you !

493 days ago
36.

tomdenver    

should have given them free tickets to something

493 days ago
37.

Thomas Jefferson    

"Al Michaels the most famous sportscaster in the world" don't think so.

493 days ago
38.

mrharrybawls2012    

WHO THE HELL DOES HE THINK HE IS DRIVING AROUND LIKE THAT!!!??? YOU DAMN CRETIN!!!!!!! I'LL FLIP YOU LIKE A CHEESE OMELETTE MICHAELS!!!!!!!!

BLESSINGS,
VINCE NEIL

493 days ago
39.

Ca2Az    

Because of who he is, he'll get a slap on the wrist and will NOT serve one minute behind bars. I like Al Michaels but I must say that I am disappointed.

493 days ago
40.

BeSmart12345    

NEVER submit to a sobriety test if you think you are on the edge. You are NOT required to submit to a sobriety test. Make them take you in for a blood test, and do NOT submit to a blood test until they get a warrant -- under the recent Supreme Court decision, a warrant is required in most cases. While most places had a magistrate on duty 24 hrs, there is still an administrative burden to go through. By the time that happened, Al would have been below .08

493 days ago
41.

nastynorm    

To cheap to pay a driver,stupid.

493 days ago
42.

Az Heat    

I make less than $50,000 a year and I rarely drink but if I do I take a Cab to the bar and a Cab home! My point is I know this guy makes well over what I make and I guess I'm more responsible than the celebrities that get busted for DUI's

493 days ago
43.

s_megma    

Baba Booey

493 days ago
44.

Happy    

He has been on a drinking binge ever since Frank Gifford got caught cheatin on Kathy Lee. Next. Bye the way, what ever happened to that woman?

493 days ago
45.

August    

How come the 12-Step religious AA/NA cult's "HIGHER POWER" didn't do its HIGHER POWER THINGY and keep Al Michaels from drinking & driving that night?

493 days ago
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