(Reuters) – Television sports announcer Al Michaels was arrested over the weekend in Santa Monica, California, and charged with a misdemeanor offense of driving while under the influence, police said on Sunday.
The 68-year-old sportscaster was arrested within the city of Santa Monica, Sergeant Thomas McLaughlin of the Santa Monica Police Department told Reuters. He referred further questions about the arrest to Sergeant Rich Lewis, who was not immediately available for comment.
Michaels, a play-by-play announcer for NBC’s “Sunday Night Football,” was arrested at 9:59 p.m. local time on Friday, according to the Los Angeles Inmate Information Center website.
He was released on Saturday and was scheduled to appear at the Los Angeles Municipal Court on June 26, according to the site.
Neither Michaels nor an NBC spokeswoman were immediately available for comment.
(Reporting by Jessica Toonkel; editing by Barbara Goldberg, G Crosse)