CO Rockies Owner Arrested for DUI

Posted by: The Lush Crush on Thursday, November 7th, 2013 Category Smashed-letes

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Charlie Monfort, the co-owner of the Colorado Rockies, was arrested for driving under the influence and speeding on Monday, November 4, 2013.

Monfort was arrested in Windsor, CO, which is about 60 miles north of Denver. He was taken to the Weld County Jail in Greeley, CO. However, he was later released on a personal recognizance bond.

No details have been released about the arrest, but Monfort did release a statement:

“I’m extremely disappointed in myself for the decision I made to drink and drive and the potential risk I caused to other innocent people. I want to apologize to my family, the Colorado Rockies staff, players, Major League Baseball and, of course, our fans for the embarrassment I have caused by my actions. I do understand the seriousness of my behavior and the issues that I am facing and I’m committed to do what is necessary to deal with my problem.”

Monfort’s DUI isn’t his first. He was arrested in 1999 in Greeley, Colorado. However, his attorneys argued that Monfort’s heartburn may have affected the results of his BAC test. Therefore, Monfort pleaded guilty to a lesser charge known as a DAI (or driving while ability impaired.) He faced probation, community service and attended an alcohol treatment program.

However, this current DUI that Monfort faces is also a family issue. Charlie Monfort’s brother, Dick Monfort, is the chairmen and CEO of the Rockies. Therefore, Dick Monfort, issued a statement as well.

“As troubling and intolerable as these actions are, I can tell you that I’m focused on helping Charlie get the resources he needs to overcome this problem.”

Monfort faces potential jail time, a longer license suspension and may have to seek treatment once again for substance abuse issues.

Source: USA Today

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