A “Sunday Night Football” announcer was arrested for DUI in Santa Monica Friday night.
Al Michaels spent approximately five hours in jail, then was released Saturday. He is scheduled to appear in Los Angeles Municipal Court June 26.
Michaels reportedly made an illegal u-turn in a business district that two motor officers staged at a gas station witnessed, according to Sgt. Richard Lewis of the Santa Monica Police Department in USA Today. A traffic stop was conducted, and officers smelled alcohol and determined Michaels was under the influence. He was arrested after a field sobriety test.
"We are aware of the situation, and we've spoken to Al. We have no further comment at this time,” NBC Sports said in a statement.
Michaels, 68, moved to NBC in 2007 after spending almost 30 years with ABC Sports. He had a 20-season tenure as lead play-by-play announcer on “Monday Night Football.” He also covered the 1980 Winter Olympics hockey game that the U.S. defeated the Soviet Union in. “Do you believe in miracles? Yes!” was his famous call. Michaels also received the Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award in Sports Broadcasting last year.