DUI Arrest for Michael Turner of Atlanta Falcons
What was supposed to be a great day of celebration turned out differently for Michael Turner of the Atlanta Falcons. On Monday night, after the Falcons’ 27-21 victory over the Denver Broncos, Turner was stopped, by the police, for speeding and was then arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.
Turner was arrested and jailed just north of Atlanta, not far from Suwanee, where he lives and where the team’s training facility is located. The 30 year old athlete was released, soon after his arrest, on $2,179 bond.
According to police Cpl. Edwin Ritter ,
“The officer could smell an odor of alcoholic beverage coming from the driver and a proceeded to conduct a DUI investigation. During the course of the investigation, the officer developed probable cause to charge Mr. Turner with DUI and speeding.”
The Atlanta Falcons released a statement saying:
“We are aware of the situation involving Michael and are in the process of gathering more information. Because this is now a legal matter, the club will have no further comment at this time.”
Turner played in college at Northern Illinois and then went on to play for the San Diego Chargers from 2004 to 2007. He joined the Atlanta Falcons in 2008.
On Monday night, Turner was arrested just after playing in a game where he scored his 51st touchdown for the Falcons, a franchise record.