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Michael Phelps showed up to a Baltimore court Friday morning where he pled guilty to driving under the influence. Phelps was given a one-year suspended sentence and 18 months probation, meaning if he screws up in the next 18 months, he goes behind bars for a year. The Olympic hero arrived with his mom, sister and girlfriend, Miss California 2010 Nicole Johnson.
Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps walks into a courthouse for a trial on drunken driving and other charges, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in Baltimore. Documents show that the 29-year-old was leaving Baltimore's Horseshoe Casino Sept. 30 when he was pulled over for speeding and crossing the double yellow line on a highway. Police say Phelps registered a .14 per cent on a blood-alcohol test. The legal limit to drive is .08 per cent in Maryland. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps walks into a courthouse for a trial on drunken driving and other charges, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in Baltimore. Documents show that the 29-year-old was leaving Baltimore's Horseshoe Casino Sept. 30 when he was pulled over for speeding and crossing the double yellow line on a highway. Police say Phelps registered a .14 per cent on a blood-alcohol test. The legal limit to drive is .08 per cent in Maryland. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
United States swimmer Michael Phelps dives off of the starting block during the men's 400-meter individual medley event during the 2012 Summer Olympics at the Aquatics Centre in London on Saturday, July 28, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Al Bello, Pool)
FILE - This Oct. 23, 2011 file photo shows U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps competing in the men's 100m butterfly heat at the FINA short course swimming World Cup in Berlin, Germany. After winning a record eight gold medals in Beijing, the 26-year-old American is back for his final big splash before retirement. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)
US swimmer Michael Phelps prepares for a Men's 100 Meter Individual Medley heat at the Fina short course swimming World Cup in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps pauses after swimming 50 meters during an event of Special Olympics in Shanghai, China, Monday, Aug. 1, 2011. Phelps was appointed as a Special Olympics Global Ambassador. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Michael Phelps of the U.S. spits water out after his men's 100m butterfly final at the Pan Pacific swimming championships in Gold Coast, Australia, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014.(AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
IRVINE, CA - AUGUST 06: Michael Phelps reacts after his seventh place finish in the Men's 100 Meter Freestyle Final during the 2014 Phillips 66 National Championships at the Woollett Aquatic Center on August 6, 2014 in Irvine, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
The past few days have been extremely difficult.
I recognize that this is not my first lapse in judgment, and I am extremely disappointed with myself.
I’m going to take some time away to attend a program that will provide the help I need to better understand myself.
Swimming is a major part of my life, but right now I need to focus my attention on me as an individual,
and do the necessary work to learn from this experience and make better decisions in the future.
Former Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps looks on during a Baltimore Orioles baseball spring training workout Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, in Sarasota, Fla. Phelps, a native of Baltimore who was in the area filming his Golf Channel show The Haney Project, took batting practice with the team. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Former U.S. Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps stands in the pool as he watches kids train at the Rocinha slum sports complexin Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, March 11, 2013. Phelps is in Rio to attend The Laureus World Sports Awards ceremony. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps poses for photos on the red carpet upon his arrival to the Laureus World Sports Awards in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, March 11, 2013. Phelps is one of the nominees for Laureus World Sportsman of the Year. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps holds up his Laureus Academy Exceptional Achievement trophy as he poses for pictures during the Laureus World Sports Awards in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, March 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR SUBWAY RESTAURANTS - Former U.S. Olympic Swimmer Michael Phelps, right, and Brazilian soccer legend Pele, left, eat sandwiches at a SUBWAY restaurant, during a event organized by SUBWAY, on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Nelson Antoine/Invision for SUBWAY Restaurants/AP Images)
Former U.S. Olympic Swimmer Michael Phelps, right, and Brazilian soccer legend Pele answer questions in a press conference at a SUBWAY restaurant, during a event organized by SUBWAY, on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Nelson Antoine/Invision for SUBWAY Restaurants/AP Images)
Former Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps waits to hit in the batting cage during a Baltimore Orioles baseball spring training workout Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, in Sarasota, Fla. Phelps, a native of Baltimore who was in the area filming his Golf Channel show The Haney Project, took batting practice with the team. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Former Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps hits in the batting cage during a Baltimore Orioles baseball spring training workout Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, in Sarasota, Fla. Phelps, a native of Baltimore who was in the area filming his Golf Channel show The Haney Project, took batting practice with the team. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, left, and Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps react as members of the Ravens take the field before an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Baltimore, Monday, Sept. 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, left, and Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps hug before an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Baltimore, Monday, Sept. 10, 2012. The Ravens won 44-13. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Chad Le Ros, Michael Phelps, Natalie Coughlin poses at OMEGA House presents Olympic Swimmers Attend at OMEGA House on Tuesday August 07, 2012 in London. (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision/AP)
Michael Phelps, Natalie Coughlin poses at OMEGA House presents Olympic Swimmers Attend at OMEGA House on Tuesday August 07, 2012 in London. (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision/AP)
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By BRIAN FITZSIMMONS, RYAN GORMAN

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps was arrested early Tuesday morning in Baltimore for driving under the influence, according to reports.

The 18-time Olympic Gold Medalist was pulled over just after 1:00 a.m. for driving erratically and traveling nearly twice the legal speed limit, police said. Phelps then failed field sobriety tests, sources told WBAL.

Phelps was barreling through a 45 mph zone at 84 mph and criss-crossing double-lanes, police sources told WJZ.

The charge was originally reported by TMZ.

Fellow U.S. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte told the gossip site that Phelps was "dumb" for not hiring a driver.

Michael Phelps Arrested For DUI

"He just makes dumb decisions," said Lochte. "He has so much money to get a driver.

"I even have a driver," Lochte continued. "Just stinks for the sport of swimming. But he will become smarter from this. Luckily he did not hurt himself or someone else."

This is the second time the most decorated Olympian in U.S. history has been pulled over on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

He was busted as a 19-year-old in Maryland in 2004 but was able to strike a plea deal with prosecutors and was given 18 months probation in exchange for a guilty plea.

"I recognize the seriousness of this mistake," he told the court during his final hearing for the original DWI charge, according to WJZ. "I've learned from this mistake and will continue learning from this mistake for the rest of my life."

Phelps was pictured less than a year later holding a water pipe commonly used to smoke marijuana. He also apologized for that incident.

This is a developing story, more details will come as they are made available.

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