Michael Phelps, who was arrested on September 30, 2014 and charged with DUI, excessive speed, and crossing double lane lines, will not appear in court until December 19, 2014 at 9AM.
Phelps had been stopped by police at 1:40 am outside Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore, after being clocked driving 84 mph in a 45-mph zone. Police said Phelps failed field sobriety tests and his blood-alcohol level was 0.14%, nearly twice the state’s legal limit of 0.08%.
On October 5, Phelps announced “…I’m going to take some time away to attend a program that will provide the help I need to better understand myself.” Meanwhile, USA Swimming announced it would be suspending Phelps and taking away his athlete’s stipend for six months, and would take him off the roster for the 2015 World Championship Team.
Phelps’ trial date had originally been scheduled in Baltimore District Court for November 19 but was postponed a month at the request of his attorney, according to official Maryland Judiciary Records.