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April 21, 2013

Sportscaster Al Michaels Charged with DUI: Sports announcer Al Michaels of NBC's Sunday Night Football was arrested and charged with misdemeanor DUI in Southern California on Friday night, Santa Monica police said. Officers detected a smell of alcohol when Michaels spoke to them at a DUI checkpoint at 10 p.m., police sources told TMZ. He failed a field sobriety test and blew a .08 and a .09 in two breathalyzer tests, the sources said.

posted by rcade to general at 12:13 PM - 8 comments

.08 = Three 12oz beers.

posted by ic23b at 01:35 PM on April 21

Depending on drinking experience, what kind of beer, and the weight and body composition of the person.

posted by LionIndex at 02:24 PM on April 21

Three 12oz beers.

Yeah, first thought... what beers?

posted by justgary at 02:37 PM on April 21

Do you believe in Micheladas?

posted by beaverboard at 05:34 PM on April 21

He's human, we all have flaws, but this is what happens when you're well-known: a few wackos will call on NBC to replace this "driving drunkard;" NBC will issue a release - "I used poor judgement." Given this is a misdemeanor, hopefully this will be resolved without the need for a court appearance and accompanying media frenzy.

posted by jjzucal at 10:41 PM on April 21

Considering that the reading was right at the legal limit and Al Michaels wasn't stopped for driving erratically but stopped due to a routine DUI checkpoint, this is just a misdemeanor. More than likely he'll get a high priced lawyer who if does their job correctly can get this case tossed.

posted by BornIcon at 08:45 AM on April 22

blew a .08 and a .09 in two breathalyzer tests

Leading one of the officers to shout "SO CLOSE!"

posted by yerfatma at 08:58 AM on April 22

More than likely he'll get a high priced lawyer who if does their job correctly can get this case tossed.

"Do you believe in miracles? YES!!!"

posted by Howard_T at 10:34 PM on April 22

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