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American swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, has been given a one-year suspended jail sentence for drink driving.
Phelps was caught driving at 84mph (135kph) in a 45mph zone (72kph) and crossing lanes illegally while nearly twice the legal limit in September. It was his second arrest for drunken driving.
The 18-time Olympic gold medallist also received 18 months of supervised probation after admitting the offence.
Phelps said he underwent a 45-day rehab programme after his arrest and has pledged to continue to receive care while also attending Alcoholics Anonymous.
Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps has been suspended from events that are sanctioned by USA Swimming for the next six months.
The 29-year-old swimmer was handed the suspension following a drunk driving arrest last week.
Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps has said he is "deeply sorry" after he was charged for driving under the influence and two other offences.
The US swimmer was clocked driving a white 2014 Land Rover at almost twice the speed limit and crossing lanes illegally in a tunnel in Baltimore, Maryland.
He later took to Twitter to apologise for his actions:
(1/3) Earlier this morning, I was arrested and charged with DUI, excessive speeding and crossing double lane lines.
(2/3) I understand the severity of my actions and take full responsibility.
(3/3) I know these words may not mean much right now but I am deeply sorry to everyone I have let down.
Phelps is the most successful Olympic athlete of all time, amassing a total of 22 medals as well as several world records.
Michael Phelps, the most decorated athlete in Olympic history, is coming out of retirement amid speculation he will aim to compete at the 2016 Rio Games.
USA Swimming said the 29-year-old will compete for the first time since London 2012 later this month at a meet in Mesa, Arizona.
Phelps, who has 22 Olympic medals including 18 gold, returned to training last autumn and has completed the six-month waiting period to be eligible for competition by the US Anti-Doping Agency.