Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner was arrested on DUI and speeding charges Tuesday morning in Gwinnett County (Ga.), Cpl. Edwin Ritter told NFL.com and NFL Network.
|Atlanta Falcons RB Michael Turner was arrested on DUI and speeding charges Tuesday morning. (Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department/)|
Ritter said Turner, 30, was bonded out of Gwinnett County Jail at 5 a.m. ET. Bond for the DUI charge was $2,006 and bond for the speeding charge was $173. Turner was arrested "around 2 a.m.," Ritter said.
"We are aware of the situation involving Michael and are in the process of gathering more information," the Falcons said in a statement. "Because this is now a legal matter, the club will have no further comment at this time."
A Gwinnett County police officer pulled over Turner's black Audi R8 on Interstate 85 northeast of Atlanta after clocking the car's speed at 97 mph -- 32 mph over the speed limit, Ritter said.
"The officer made contact with the driver who identified himself as 30-year-old Michael Turner of the Atlanta Falcons," police said later in a news release. "The officer could smell an odor of alcoholic beverage coming from the driver and proceeded to conduct a DUI investigation."
Ritter said the officer arrested Turner after a field sobriety test. The police incident report was not immediately available.
Turner's arrest came just hours after the Falcons defeated the Denver Broncos 27-21 on "Monday Night Football." Turner rushed for 42 yards on 17 carries in the game. He scored the game's opening touchdown on a 1-yard run.
Coach Mike Smith said at a Tuesday news conference that he has spoken with Turner and that Turner's arrest will be handled internally.
"Anytime a player sheds negatively on this team and organization, we're disappointed," Smith said.
Turner is open to punishment by the NFL under its player-conduct policy.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.