Al Michaels, NBC Sports Announcer, Arrested On Suspicion Of DUI
Al Michaels, who does the play-by-play announcing on Sunday Night Football for NBC Sports, was arrested over the weekend in Santa Monica, Calif., under the suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, according to USA Today.
Michaels was pulled over after he made an illegal U-turn as he was approaching a DUI checkpoint at about 9:30 p.m. on Friday, according to Santa Monica police Sgt. Richard Lewis. At the police station, the 68-year-old pro football commentator's blood alcohol level registered over the legal .08 percent.
He was released on his own recognizance around six hours after he was initially booked for suspicion of drunken driving. His court date is set for June 26.
After spending almost three decades on staff with ABC Sports, Michaels, an Emmy Award winner for his sports coverage, made a move over to NBC in 2007. With ABC, he announced on Monday Night Football for nearly 20 years, and notably commentated the 1980 Winter Olympics hockey match between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. He's also a recipient of the prestigious Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award in Sports Broadcasting.