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GCPD: Falcons' Turner Had 'Odor' of Alcohol, Was Traveling 97 mph on I-85

Gwinnett Police say the running back was stopped in unincorporated Norcross early Tuesday. He has been released on bond.

Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner was traveling 97 mph in 65 mph zone early Tuesday (Sept. 18) on I-85 in unincorporated Norcross when he was stopped and later charged with DUI, Gwinnett Police said Tuesday.

According to a GCPD news release, Turner, a Suwanee resident, was observed driving a black Audi "at a high rate of speed' on northbound I-85 near Indian Trail Road. The traffic stop took place on I-85 near Steve Reynolds Boulevard.

A member of the DUI task force made contact, and Turner identified himself as a member of the Atlanta Falcons. The officer could smell "an odor of alcoholic beverage coming from the driver," according to the release, and proceeded to conduct a DUI investigation. During the investigation, the officer developed probable cause to charge Turner with DUI and speeding.

Turner was released from the Gwinnett Detention Center shortly after 7 a.m. Tuesday. Bond was over $2,000 for both charges.

The GCPD said the entire stop was recorded on police dashcam video, but said it would not be available.

Turner rushed for 42 yards and scored one touchdown Monday night in the Falcons' 27-21 win over Denver in Atlanta.

Turner lives in the prestigious River Club development in Suwanee.

See also:

  • Falcons RB Turner Arrested for DUI in Gwinnett
Rusty Taylor September 18, 2012 at 08:03 PM
I thought that 97 WAS the speed limit !!!

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