SANTA MONICA (CBS/AP) — Emmy Award-winning sportscaster Al Michaels has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, police said Sunday.
Santa Monica police Sgt. Thomas McLaughlin says Michaels was taken into custody Friday night.
Michaels was observed on Pico making an illegal U-turn about 9:30 p.m., according to Sgt. Richard Lewis of the Santa Monica Police Department.
Lewis said Michaels was pulled over in the 700 block of Michigan Avenue where officers allegedly detected the smell of alcohol on his breath and noted his speech was slurred.
Field sobriety tests were conducted and Michaels was booked for driving under the influence with a blood alcohol level of .08 or greater.
He was cited and given a court date of June 26 to reappear.
Greg Hughes, a spokesman for NBC Sports, says the company “is aware of the situation, and we’ve spoken to Al. We have no further comment at this time.”
A call Sunday by The Associated Press to Michaels’ agent was not immediately returned.
A broadcaster on “Sunday Night Football,” the 68-year-old Michaels spent nearly three decades at ABC Sports before moving to NBC in the 2007.
Michaels worked NFL games and other sports for ABC, and called “Monday Night Football” for nearly 20 years. He also is known for his call of the U.S.-Soviet Union “Miracle on Ice” game at the
1980 Winter Olympics.
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