Exclusive Al Michaels — perhaps the most well-known sportscaster in the world — was arrested Friday night for suspicion of DUI … our sources has learned.
Law enforcement sources tell our sources … Michaels went through a DUI checkpoint in Santa Monica at approximately 10:00 PM on Friday and when he spoke to officers, they detected an odor of alcohol.
We”re told he was pulled over and given a field sobriety and after performing poorly, he was placed under arrest. Michaels was released from jail at 4:15 AM on Saturday on his own recognizance.
According to our sources, Michaels blood alcohol level was right at the legal limit — he blew a .08 and a .09 in two breathalyzer tests.
Our sources say Michaels could not have been nice throughout the ordeal.
Michaels was the play-by-play man for “Monday Night Football” for 20 years before moving over to “Sunday Night Football.” He”s also done baseball and basketball … but is best known for his call of the legendary “Miracle on Ice” hockey game at the 1980 Winter Olympics.