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Atlanta Falcons star charged with DUI hours after team win over Denver

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    Sept. 18, 2012: This photo provided by the The Gwinnett County (Ga.) Sheriffs Department, shows Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner. (AP)

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    Sept. 17, 2012: Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner (33) is hit by Denver Broncos free safety Rahim Moore (26) during the first half of an NFL football game in Atlanta. (AP)

Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner has been arrested for drunken driving and speeding in metro Atlanta just hours after he scored a touchdown in the team's win over the Denver Broncos.

Gwinnett County jail records show 30-year-old Turner was booked just after 5 a.m. Tuesday. He was released two hours later on $2,179 bond.

Lt. Sean Smith of the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office says the traffic citation given to Turner shows he was pulled over for driving 97 mph in a 65 mph speed zone.

Turner scored Atlanta's first touchdown Monday night in the Falcon's 27-21 win over Denver.

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