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Legendary sportscaster Al Michaels arrested, charged with DUI

By Mark Morgenstein and AnneClaire Stapleton, CNN
updated 11:50 AM EDT, Sun April 21, 2013
Sportscaster Al Michaels was arrested and charged with misdemeanor DUI.
Sportscaster Al Michaels was arrested and charged with misdemeanor DUI.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Sportscasting legend Al Michaels suspected of drunken driving
  • He was arrested in Santa Monica, California, on Friday night
  • Michaels spent five hours in jail, then was released on his own recognizance, police say

(CNN) -- The man revered for yelling "Do you believe in miracles?" as the U.S. hockey team upset the mighty Soviets in the 1980 Winter Olympics was arrested and charged with misdemeanor DUI in Southern California on Friday night, Santa Monica police said.

Sgt. Ryan Gradle said Michaels, the current play-by-play announcer for NBC's "Sunday Night Football," was extremely cooperative and was released on his own recognizance Saturday morning.

Michaels was arrested shortly before 10 p.m., then spent a little more than five hours in the Santa Monica City Jail, the Los Angeles Inmate Information Center said.

He's scheduled to appear at Los Angeles Municipal Court at 8:30 a.m. on June 26.

Neither Michaels nor NBC had immediate comment.

CNN has reached out to Michaels' representatives for a response.

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