Witness: Michael Phelps was gambling, drinking before arrest


New details in the DUI arrest of swimming superstar Michael Phelps, reports WJZ.

Michael Phelps had been out gambling just prior to his arrest. Police say when his luck ran out, his blood alcohol level was almost twice the legal limit.

Police say Olympian Michael Phelps smelled of alcohol when he was stopped in his white Land Rover for a DUI on I-95 North just past the Fort McHenry Tunnel Toll Plaza early Tuesday morning.

According to the police statement of probable cause, officers noticed Phelps’ eyes were “red, bloodshot and his speech was mush mouth.” Phelps told police he had “3 or 4 drinks” and had just left the “Horseshoe” Casino. When officers asked him to walk heel to toe in a straight line, he had “difficulty with his balance. When asked to stand on one leg, he told police “that’s not happening.”

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