Now Michael Phelps will have to appear contrite, for the second time in his universe of celebrity status. In Baltimore, Maryland he was nailed for a second time for driving under the influence. This time added to the charges has been speeding. He was clocked going 40 miles over the speed limit. Here is the coverage in the New York Post.
Phelps is not alone. Getting in trouble for boozing is an epidemic for brandnames. Actually it seems to be their version of Ebola. They bleed bad publicity. Their public relations staff has to then hustle to line them up with good causes and to promote that participation in the media.
Often that will work. But not all the time. Child actor David Cassidy can't make it back. Not in his career and not in maintaining sobriety. Here is his latest bout of the celebrity Ebola.
It's the nature of boozing that the senses are dulled. Those who are intoxicated don't realize that. The assumption is that they are perfectly fine to drive. The police experience that differently.