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Michael Phelps seeking help following DUI arrest

Swimmer Michael Phelps is planning to attend a treatment program following his second DUI arrest.

The retired Olympian was pulled over for speeding in Baltimore, Maryland earlier this week (ends05Oct14) and booked after failing a field sobriety test.


He was charged with driving under the influence, excessive speeding and crossing double lanes.


Phelps has since apologized for the incident and now reveals he is planning to seek professional help.


In a message posted on Twitter.com, he writes, "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."