Michael Phelps, Olympic swimmer will be seeking help following his recent DUI arrest. He will be taking a break to attend a program. This is Phelps second DUI arrest in almost ten years.
“The past few days have been extremely difficult, I recognize that this is not my first lapse in judgement, and I am extremely disappointed in myself, I’m going to take some time away to attend a program that will provide the help I need to better understand myself.”
“Swimming is a major part of my life, but right now I need to focus my attention on me as an individual and do the necessary work to learn from this experience and make better decisions in the future.”
Phelps was arrested in Maryland on Sept.30 for driving under the influence, excessive speed and crossing double lane lines inside a Baltimore tunnel.
After the arrest he tweeted:
” I know these words may not mean much right now but I am deeply sorry to everyone I have let down.”
According to police Phelps was driving 84 mph in a 45 mph zone, and he failed multiple sobriety tests.
We hope that Phelps can get the help he needs this time.
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