Falcons running back Michael Turner was charged with DUI in early Tuesday, hours after helping Atlanta to a victory over the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football.
Turner, 30, was stopped after Gwinnett police registered him driving nearly 100 mph in a 65 mph zone on Interstate 85 North at just after 4 a.m. Tuesday.
Turner was booked around 5 a.m. and released just before 7. The Falcons released the following statement Tuesday morning: “We are aware of the situation involving Michael and are in the process of gathering more information. Because this is now a legal matter, the club will have no further comment at this time.”
Turner was charged with DUI after police smelled “an odor of alcoholic beverage” coming from his Audi R8, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.