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DUI’s are not funny and should be handled harshly, but I am supremely puzzled by what Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton was thinking when this photo was snapped.
The 39-year-old Helton was arrested for DUI early Wednesday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and careless driving in Denver.
Helton released a statement through his lawyer per the Denver Post.
“Last evening I exercised poor judgment and was charged with drinking and driving after driving to a gas station near my house. I am very sorry and embarrassed by my actions. I hold myself to a high standard and take my responsibility as a public figure very seriously. My entire career I have worked to set a positive example for my family and in our community and I fell far short of this standard.
“I sincerely ask my family, the Colorado Rockies Organization, Major League Baseball and the community to accept my apology. I make no excuses and accept full responsibility for my actions. I humbly ask your forgiveness.”
The mug shot though Todd, the mug shot.
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Longtime Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton was arrested for suspicion of DUI in Colorado early Wednesday morning, and his mugshot isn't pretty.
Longtime Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton, who has been with the organization since 1997, was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence on Wednesday in Thornton, Colo. A Thornton police report indicates that Helton was arrested mere blocks from his home at approximately 2:39 a.m. There was no indication in the police report of Helton’s blood alcohol content...
Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton is in the headlines this week, but it’s not for anything baseball-related.
Helton, 39 and at the end of his career, was arrested Wednesday morning nearby his home on suspicion of driving under the influence. His DUI is not what is captivating the minds of America; it’s the amazing mug shot that has everyone fascinated.
Just look at...
Colorado Rockies veteran first baseman Todd Helton reportedly was on a lottery ticket run, which ultimately led to his arrest for DUI early Wednesday morning according to a police report obtained by TMZ.
Helton allegedly “made spontaneous statements about drinking two igloo cups of red wine” during his arrest after police tracked him down in a gas station parking lot after receiving...
The Colorado Rockies say first baseman Todd Helton has been arrested on a charge of driving under the influence.
The team says Helton was arrested Wednesday morning in the Denver suburb of Thornton. No other details have been released.
Team spokesman Nick Piburn says Helton had no immediate comment.
Piburn says Helton ''clearly understands the seriousness of his poor decision...
Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton was arrested early Wednesday morning for driving under the influence of alcohol in Thornton, CO. Helton, 39, refused to give comment but did apologize when the Denver Post reached out to him. Helton did release a statement through his lawyer: “Last evening I exercised poor judgment and was charged with drinking and driving after driving...
Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton was pulled over and arrested just blocks away from his home at 2:39am this morning for driving under the influence of alcohol. Helton’s blood-alcohol level was not released by police but he seems a little sleepy in his mugshot.
From the Denver Post:
Matt Barnes, a spokesman for the Thornton Police Department, said police received a call...
Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton was arrested Wednesday morning in Thornton (CO) for DUI. Arrested post 2AM. Perhaps that explains this mugshot.
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DENVER — The Colorado Rockies and star first baseman Todd Helton are facing the harsh reality on the eve of his farewell season that the longtime face of the franchise now has a police mug shot.
The five-time All-Star was arrested about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Denver suburb of Thornton and charged with drunken driving and careless driving.
In a statement released by the Rockies...
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