Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner celebrated a bit too hard after the Falcons win over the Denver Broncos last night (September 17, 2012).
Turner was jailed in the wee hours of the morning after he was spotted swerving on I85 in Gwinnett County. .
Those of you who aren’t sports enthusiasts may remember Turner from the explosive post where it was revealed he had a slew of kids & baby mama drama
During the game last night, I wondered if any of them were in the crowd cheering on his win…
However the question now would be, which one of the baby mamas bailed him outta jail!
According to the AJC, Turner, 30, of Suwanee, Ga., was reportedly booked into the Gwinnett County jail just after 5 a.m. and spent about two hours behind bars prior to being released on $2,179 bond.
A Gwinnett County police officer pulled over Turner’s black Audi R8 on Interstate 85 northeast of Atlanta after clocking the car at 97 mph — 32 mph over the speed limit, said Cpl. Edwin Ritter, a police spokesman.
“The officer made contact with the driver who identified himself as 30-year-old Michael Turner of the Atlanta Falcons,” Ritter said in a news release. “The officer could smell an odor of alcoholic beverage coming from the driver and proceeded to conduct a DUI investigation.”
Ritter said the officer arrested Turner after a field sobriety test. The police incident report was not immediately available.
“During the course of the investigation, the officer developed probable cause to charge Mr. Turner with DUI and speeding.”
Hours before his arrest, Turner and the Falcons celebrated a 27-21 home victory over Payton Manning and the Denver Broncos.
The Falcons released the following statement late Tuesday morning:
“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 scored the Falcons’ first touchdown after jumping over a pileup of Atlanta and Denver linemen in the first quarter. It was Turner’s 51st touchdown for the Falcons, a franchise record.
Welp… another day another athlete added to the mugshot gallery. When will these athletes learn to designate a driver? *sigh*