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Michael Turner receives 12 months probation for DUI

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05:07 PM ET 06.12 | Former Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner, who was arrested on Sept. 18 in Gwinnett County on suspicion of driving under the influence, pleaded guilty to reckless driving and has received 12 months of probation, a $1,000 fine and 30 days of community service, along with his participation in several other programs, according to the Gwinnett County solicitor's office. Turner, 31, was released by the Falcons on March 1 and has yet to sign with another team. He also agreed to the following terms: risk reduction (DUI school), alcohol and drug evaluation, no alcohol consumption and random screens. He also pleaded guilty to speeding and paid a $250 fine on that violation. Police alleged Turner was driving 97 mph in a 65-mph zone on Interstate 85 North near Indian Trail Road.

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June 12, 2013  06:00 PM ET

<Yawns>

June 12, 2013  06:14 PM ET

No interlock device requirement mentioned.... That should be mandatory.

No reason he can't drink - his crime was driving while drunk, not drinking.

Cell Phone distractions is a bigger problem than alcohol - if you get a ticket for not using hands free, or distracted driving, do they take your cell phone away for a year?

June 12, 2013  11:57 PM ET

DUI? Pretty tame stuff for the New Felon League.

June 13, 2013  09:36 AM ET

Call a Cab!!!

June 13, 2013  12:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Call a Cab!!!

Take the Bus


Or....

 
June 14, 2013  09:15 AM ET

He's a backup now anyway. If anyone signs him at all.

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