Colorado Rockies co-owner Charlie Monfort pleads guilty to DUI

Monfort became Rockies' managing partner in 1992

GREELEY, Colo. - Colorado Rockies co-owner Charlie Monfort pleaded guilty Friday to driving with a blood alcohol content more than three times over the legal limit.

"I'm sorry for my actions, I feel terrible about it," Monfort said after entering the guilty plea in a Greeley court room.

Monfort, 54, was pulled over in Windsor in November for speeding 11 mph over the limit in a 30 mph zone.

Because of his guilty plea, Monfort will serve 24 months of intensive supervised probation, 120 hours of community service and 45 days of electronic home monitoring. He is also required to use an alcohol monitoring device called SoberLink for 135 days.

"I've gone through the steps for my problem, I'm not done with it yet, it's an everyday occurrence. I'm making sure I have the support I need to get through this as I go through life," Monfort said outside court.

The affidavit detailing Monfort's Nov. 5, arrest indicates that he displayed several characteristics of apparent intoxication -- bloodshot, watery eyes; odor of alcohol on his/her breath; difficulties with gross motor skills; slurred speech; and unsteady balance.

The affidavit also indicates that Monfort declined to take a roadside sobriety test, but later took a breath test that found his blood alcohol content was 0.284.

Monfort has been the Rockies' managing general partner since 1992.

"I believe the rough part, the legal part, is behind me. Every day is a battle when you have a disease like I do and I have the proper help to get me to where I need to be and continue to be," Monfort said.

Monfort has been phased out of the day-to-day operations of the Rockies over the past several years, according to The Denver Post. And he has not been involved in the decision-making process over the past two seasons. His brother, co-owner Dick Monfort, has taken control of running the team.

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