Michael Turner Arrested: Falcons Running Back Charged With DUI

Atlanta Falcons' running back, Michael Turner, was arrested early Tuesday morning and charged with DUI.

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Michael Turner Will Play In Falcons-Chargers Game Despite DUI Arrest

Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner will play in this Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers,according to a tweet by the team. Turner was caught speeding at 32 miles per hour over the speed limit after he was out celebrating the team's 27-21 win over the Denver Broncos.

After he was pulled over, the arresting office said that there was the smell of alcohol on Turner's breath. The officer then arrested Turner after he participated in a field sobriety test.

The 30-year-old running back spent two hours in the Gwinett County Jail before being released on $2,179 bond. Turner ran the ball 17 times for 42 yards in Monday's game and scored the first touchdown for the Falcons.

The Falcons play the Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on Sunday. The game is scheduled to kick off at 4:05 p.m. and will be broadcast on Fox.

Read more on the Falcons at The Falcoholic and SB Nation Atlanta.

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Michael Turner Arrested: Falcons Issue Statement

The Atlanta Falcons released a statement following the arrest of their starting running back Michael Turner on Tuesday morning. Turner, just hours after helping lead the Falcons to a 27-21 win against the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and speeding.

He was booked into the Gwinnett County Jail and released on a $2,179 bond, according to reports.

Here is what the Falcons had to say about the situation:

Turner had 17 rush attempts for 42 yards and scored the first touchdown of the game on Monday night.

Read more on the Falcons at The Falcoholic and SB Nation Atlanta.

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