Falcons running back Michael Turner celebrated his touchdown in the team’s win over the Denver Broncos by tossing back a few too many drinks Monday night.
Turner, 30, of Suwanee, GA was stopped by a DUI Task Force officer for driving his black Audi R8 97 mph in a 65 mph zone on I-85 northbound just east of Atlanta. He was booked into the Gwinnett County jail just after 5 a.m. Tuesday morning, according to jail records reviewed by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
“The officer could smell an odor of alcoholic beverage coming from the driver and proceeded to conduct a DUI investigation,” Gwinnett police Cpl. Edwin Ritter said in an e-mail to the AJC. “During the course of the investigation, the officer developed probable cause to charge Mr. Turner with DUI and speeding.”
“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.” said the Falcons in a statement released Tuesday.
Turner scored the first touchdown for the Falcons on a 1-yard leap over a pile up at the goal line in the Falcons’ win over Payton Manning and the Broncos Monday night. The Falcons went on to score 13 more points in the 1st half over the hapless Broncos on their way to a stunning 27-21 win.
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