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Gazette Premium Content Report: Helton cites 'two igloo cups' of wine before arrest

TROY E. RENCK Updated: February 7, 2013 at 12:00 am
TROY E. RENCK Updated: February 7, 2013 at 12:00 am • Published: February 7, 2013

Rockies first baseman Todd Helton said that he had "two igloo cups of red wine" before being arrested early Wednesday for driving under the influence and careless driving, according to an incident report released by the Thornton Police Department on Thursday. Helton's admission occurred during...

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Rockies first baseman Todd Helton said that he had "two igloo cups of red wine" before being arrested early Wednesday for driving under the influence and careless driving, according to an incident report released by the Thornton Police Department on Thursday.

Helton's admission occurred during the booking process. Helton made "spontaneous statements about drinking two igloo cups of red wine" at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, according to the police report.

At 2:08 a.m. Wednesday, an officer responded to a call from a driver that a black pickup truck was weaving on Colorado Boulevard and had struck a median. The officer located the vehicle shortly afterward at a gas station at 12780 Colorado Blvd. in Thornton.

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