Todd Helton pleads guilty to drunk driving charge


Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton put in a plea of “guilty” on Tuesday regarding his arrest on Feb 6, 2013. Helton was initially charged with driving under the influence and careless driving but those charges were dismissed as a part of a plea deal Tuesday.

Helton  was remorseful and apologized in court according to the Denver Post.TODD HELTON DUI ARREST

“I am very regretful,” he said. “I have taken measures to ensure it never happens again.”

Helton’s guilty plea to “driving while ability impaired, ” granted him 24 hours of community service, a year of probation and a $400 fine.Helton admitted in police reports that he drank “two igloo cups of red wine” that night. His blood alcohol level was .102.
To bad no amount of community service or apologies will make up for that mugshot.The 39 year old first baseman is hitting .267 with 1 home run in 49 plate appearances.

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Helton’s statement from the night he was arrested is below:

“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,” it said. “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.”

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