Crime Michael Phelps Is Taking 'Time Away' After DUI Arrest "I am extremely disappointed with myself," the Olympic swimmer Tweeted By Anya Leon Anya Leon Anya Leon is a Senior News Editor and the Parents Editor for PEOPLE. She's been at the brand for over 14 years in various roles across the Entertainment, Lifestyle and News teams. She has appeared on PEOPLE's podcast, PEOPLE Every Day, and covers everything from exclusive pregnancy news to every single Kardashian birth (11 and counting!). She resides in Northern Virginia with her family. People Editorial Guidelines Published on October 5, 2014 12:20 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Rob Kim/Getty Less than a week after his second DUI arrest, Michael Phelps has decided to seek treatment. On Sunday, the Olympic swimmer, who was pulled over by police for going 84 mph in a 45 mph zone on Tuesday, posted a series of Tweets letting his followers know that he is taking a time out to concentrate on himself. “The past few days have been extremely difficult,” Phelps, 29, Tweeted. “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.” He added, “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.” After failing a field sobriety test last week, Phelps was taken to a Baltimore police station and charged with driving under the influence, excessive speeding and crossing double lane lines. “I understand the severity of my actions and take full responsibility. I know these words may not mean much right now but I am deeply sorry to everyone I have let down,” he Tweeted shortly after being released. Phelps was first arrested for DUI in 2004. With 18 gold medals, he is the most decorated Olympian ever. Michael Phelps Arrested for DUI, Says He’s ‘Deeply Sorry’ Want more stories like this? Sign up for our newsletter and other special offers: sign me up Thank you for signing up!