Rockies co-owner Monfort arrested on DUI charge
DENVER (AP) — Colorado Rockies co-owner Charlie Monfort was arrested late Monday on suspicion of driving under the influence.
Monfort was arrested in Windsor, about 60 miles north of Denver. Police Sgt. Gerald Beers said he had no details.
Monfort issued a statement apologizing to the team, fans and his family.
“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,” he said.
“I do understand the seriousness of my behavior and the issues that I am facing and I’m committed to do what’s necessary to deal with my problem.”
Dick Monfort, Charlie’s brother and the chairman and CEO of the team, issued a separate statement saying he was saddened and disappointed.
“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,” Dick Monfort said.
Charlie Monfort was arrested on a DUI charge in Greeley in 1999. His attorneys said he was suffering a severe case of heartburn which exaggerated his blood-alcohol levels.
Monfort eventually pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of driving while ability impaired. He was sentenced to probation and community service and ordered to undergo an alcohol treatment program.