Falcons star running back Michael Turner arrested - CBS46 News

Falcons star running back Michael Turner arrested

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GWINNETT COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner, 30, was arrested early Tuesday morning in Gwinnett County on charges of DUI and speeding.

A Gwinnett County police officer stopped Turner on I-85 northbound, just south of Steve Reynolds Blvd., after he clocked his black Audi R8 going 97 mph in a 65 mph zone.

Police said the officer could smell an odor of alcohol coming from Turner and proceeded to conduct a DUI investigation.

Turner was arrested and booked into the Gwinnett County Jail. He was released a short time later on bond.

Turner had just helped his team to victory over the Denver Broncos by scoring a touchdown Monday night.

What does this mean for the star player?

The Falcons released this statement:

"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."

CBSAtlanta.com is following this developing story and will have more information as it becomes available.

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