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Veteran Rockies player Todd Helton arrested for DUI

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By The Staff

THORNTON — Veteran Colorado Rockies player Todd Helton, 39, was arrested early Wednesday morning, Feb. 6, for driving under the influence of alcohol, the team announced in a statement.

“We were extremely disappointed to learn that Todd was arrested this morning. This type of behavior is taken very seriously by our organization,” the statement read. “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 (Rockies) and to Major League Baseball.”

Helton, a five-time MLB All-Star and one of the Rockies' best players in franchise history, lives in Brighton. Details about the arrest were not immediately available.

In the statement, team officials further stated their support for Helton in light of the news of his arrest.

“Todd is taking full accountability for his actions with his family, his fans and the organization,” the statement read. “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.”