Falcons Michael Turner charged with DUI

Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner (33) lunges for a touchdown past the Denver Broncos...

Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner (33) lunges for a touchdown past the Denver Broncos defense during the first half of their NFL football game in Atlanta, Georgia September 17, 2012. (REUTERS)

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Just hours after helping his team beat the Denver Broncos on Monday night, Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and speeding.

Turner rushed for 42 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries in a 27-21 victory over the Broncos.

According to Gwinnett County Jail records, Turner was booked into the jail just after 5 a.m. local time, and was released about two hours later. Bond for the DUI charge was $2,006 and bond for the speeding charge was $173.

In two games this season, Turner has rushed for 74 yards and one touchdown.


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