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NBC Sports announcer Al Michaels arrested on suspicion of DUI

NBC Sports announcer Al Michaels is seen in this mug shot following his arrest on suspicion of DUI on Friday, April 19, 2013. (Courtesy Santa Monica PD)

April 22, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
NBC Sports announcer Al Michaels was arrested over the weekend on suspicion of drunk driving.

According to Santa Monica police, Michaels was pulled over Friday night after officers at a DUI checkpoint saw Michaels make an illegal U-turn. Michaels registered a blood-alcohol level over the .08 percent legal limit, police said.

He was held for about five hours before being released. An NBC spokesman said the network is aware of the arrest, but offered no further comment.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.