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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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46.

Sean    

Check the stats on drivers who kill people when drunk. It's not anywhere near .008. Usually twice or three times the limit. It's a joke people get DUIs after 2 beers. Majority of people can drive fine on a .008

498 days ago
47.

DARK STAR    

He can call Hoof Hearted In the White House and get a pardon.

498 days ago
48.

capone    

He is doing just like everyone else he is human too.

498 days ago
49.

HillbillyHell    

Wet Wreakless.

498 days ago
50.

Tom L    

what a pos this guy is! he could have killed people.

498 days ago
51.

NewsJet Magazine    

Big Al

What in the hell were you thinking or not in this case please enough already.

newsjet1

498 days ago
52.

"Carlton"    

Al Michael's! this is not looking good for your image, if they ever let this dude back on national television. He needs to apologize to America for his reckless and negligent acts you're held to a higher standard. You could have paid for a chauffeur you're net worth is $20 million! dumb ass!

498 days ago
53.

LeeAnn    

No sympathy for people with money to get a DUI there are Limo's, Taxi''s Duh''

498 days ago
54.

ummmAnyways    

Damn well at least the old man didn't get busted for having sex with an underage boy

498 days ago
55.

bigmike67    

.08...Wow. he was so hammered. That's 3 Beers. C'mon, These Cops having nothing better to do.

498 days ago
56.

MrBurnone    

I've always hated Al Michaels, this mutha****er has always downplayed my Lakers and I'm glad he finally got his. BAM Bitch!!

498 days ago
57.

Mee    

POOR MAN HE WAS PROBABLY NOT DRUNK,
old people can't JUMP THROUGH THE HOOPS OF THAT DUI TEST !!

498 days ago
58.

Uncle Rufus    

Was he in the lane NEXT to Reese??

498 days ago
59.

RATTLESNAKE     

i think he could have had 2 drinks in an hour and still not been .08 so he def had way more than a couple of beers with dinner fools. there is a damn dui chart that comes with your dmv renewal stuff read it fools. also i''m not surprise as most celebs or tv personals all think the world revolves around them and they can do whatever the fawk they want, im glad they pulled him before he killed some innocent fool .... sad thing is he will get a slap on the wrist... when he starts paying people off money talks in hollywood

498 days ago
60.

Mr. Z.    

A little better bhaved that brat Reese and her .139 husband.

498 days ago
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