12:31 PM EDT
Sep 30, 2014
By Saliqa Khan
Maryland Transportation Authority police said Michael Phelps was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in Maryland.
Police said Phelps was speeding excessively and crossing double lane lines within the Fort McHenry Tunnel on Interstate 95 in Baltimore around 1:40 a.m. Tuesday.
MdTA police said an officer was operating stationary radar on southbound I-395 leaving Baltimore City when a white 2014 Land Rover entered the radar's area of influence at excessive speed, traveling 84 mph in a 45 mph zone.
The officer followed the vehicle onto northbound I-95, through the tunnel and initiated an enforcement stop just beyond the tunnel's toll plaza, police said.
Police said Phelps was identified as the driver by his driver's license and appeared to be under the influence. He was unable to perform satisfactorily a series of standard field sobriety tests, police said.
Phelps was cooperative throughout the process and was later released, police said.
It is Phelps' second DUI arrest. He was arrested when he was 19 years old in 2004 incident in Maryland.
In that case, he struck a plea deal with prosecutors and pleaded guilty in exchange for 18-month probation.
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