Author: Ryan Greene
Beloved Rockies First Baseman was arrested in Thornton early Wednesday morning.
Police responded to other drivers complaints of Helton’s Ford pickup driving erratically on Colorado Blvd.
Police found Helton at a gas station where they took him into custody for DUI and careless driving.
Helton was released to a “responsible party” according to police spokesperson Matt Barnes.
The Rockies released a statement regarding the arrest of Helton:
“We were extremely disappointed to learn that Todd was arrested this morning. This type of behavior is taken very seriously by our organization. We know that he clearly understands the seriousness of his poor decision, the harm that could have been inflicted on others and the embarrassment his mistake has caused to himself, his family, the Colorado Rockies organization and to Major League Baseball.
Todd is taking full accountability for his actions with his family, his fans and the organization. The man we have grown to know has strong values that are grounded in his family and hard work. Todd clearly understands the severity of the situation.”
Helton has played first base for the Rockies since 1997, and has won 3 Gold Gloves, and been to 5 All Star games.