Legendary sports broadcaster Al Michaels was arrested on misdemeanor DUI charges in Santa Monica, California, CNN reports.
According to the report, Michaels was arrested shortly after 10 p.m. PST and spent five hours in Santa Monica city jail before he was released on his own recognizance. Sgt. Ryan Gradle of the Santa Monica police told CNN that Michaels was “extremely cooperative” with authorities.
TMZ.com reports that Michaels had blood alcohol levels of .08 and .09, which are at and slightly over the legal limit of .08. Michaels is due in Los Angeles Municipal Court at 8:30 a.m. on June 26.
Michaels has worked for NBC Sports since 2006. The network released the following statement to ProFootballTalk.com.
“We are aware of the situation. We have been in contact with Al. We have no further comment at this time.”
Michaels, 68, spent most of his career at ABC Sports and has called some of the legendary games during his career, including the “Miracle on Ice” game between the United States and the Soviet Union during the 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid, New York. Michaels also called several World Series during the 1980s, including the 1989 Bay Area series between the Oakland A’s and San Francisco Giants that was interrupted by an earthquake during Game 3.
Michaels was the play-by-play announcer of Monday Night Football for 20 seasons and has been the play-by-play man on NBC’s Sunday Night Football broadcasts since 2006.