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Atlanta Falcons Star Player Michael Turner Arrested for DUI in Gwinnett

The star player was booked into the Gwinnett Detention Center at 5 a.m. Tuesday, and later released on bond.

Atlanta Falcons starting running back Michael Turner, a Suwanee resident, was arrested early Tuesday (Sept. 18) on charges of DUI and speeding in Gwinnett, records show.

According to the Gwinnett Sheriff's Office, Turner, of a Chattooga Terrace address in Suwanee, was booked into the Gwinnett Detention Center shortly after 5 a.m. Tuesday. He was released on bond ($2,006 for DUI, $173 for speeding) shortly after 7 a.m.

Turner rushed 17 times for 42 yards and one touchdown in the Falcons' 27-21 victory over Denver on Monday night at the Georgia Dome.

Gwinnett County Police spokesperson Ed Ritter said his agency made the arrest, but no further details currently are available.

This arrest information was furnished by the Gwinnett Sheriff's Office. It does not indicate a conviction. Questions about this police blotter can be directed to steve.burns@patch.com.

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