Michael Phelps' trial on DUI charge has been delayed a month at attorney's request.
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Michael Phelps’ trial on a DUI charge has been postponed by a month.
The 18-time Olympic champion had been scheduled for trial on Nov. 19. It has been moved to Dec. 19 at the request of his attorney.
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Phelps was charged Sept. 30 with DUI, excessive speed and crossing double lane lines on Interstate 95 in his native Baltimore. Police say he registered .14 percent on a blood-alcohol test; The legal limit is .08 percent in Maryland.
A week after that, USA Swimming suspended the 29-year-old for six months and forced him to withdraw from next year’s world championships.
If convicted, Phelps faces up to a year in jail.
In 2004, Phelps pleaded guilty to DUI on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. His conviction was waived because he was a young first-time offender.