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Phelps banned after drink-drive arrest

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Michael Phelps, the most decorated swimmer of all time, has been banned from swimming for six months after being arrested for drink driving.

Baltimore Police say the 18-time Olympic gold medalist was clocked by radar doing 135 kmh in a 45-kmh zone.

He allegedly failed a breathaliser test and was unable to perform satisfactorily a series of standard sobriety tasks.

It is the second drink-driving arrest for Phelps, who’s recently emerged from retirement.

He has spent most of his life working feverishly in the pool but admits he likes to have a good time outside of practice and competition.