Michael Turner, Atlanta Falcons Star Arrested for DUI

Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner was arrested for DUI early this morning ... hours afters he helped crush Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football.

Turner -- who rushed for 42 yards and a TD in the MNF victory -- was initially pulled over in his black Audi R8 around 4:06 AM for speeding ... 97 in a 65.

During the stop, officers detected the presence of alcohol and arrested the 30-year-old NFL star for driving under the influence.

Law enforcement tells TMZ ... Turner refused to submit to a breathalyzer test.

Turner -- who's in the 5th year of a 6-year, $34 million contract -- was hauled to Gwinnett County Jail ... but was released two hours later on $2,179 bond.

Read more at TMZ.

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