Rockies co-owner Charlie Monfort had 0.284 BAC in arrest for DUI in Windsor, records show

WINDSOR, Colo. - Colorado Rockies co-owner Charlie Monfort had a blood alcohol content more than three times over the legal limit when he was arrested for DUI in Windsor, police records show.

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

The affidavit in support of the arrest includes four pre-written descriptors of a driver's apparent intoxication -- bloodshot, watery eyes; odor of alcohol on his/her breath; difficulties with gross motor skills; slurred speech.

The officer who completed the document for Monfort indicated that he displayed each of those four characteristics. On a blank line, the officer also added that Monfort was "unsteady on feet, swaying [sic]"

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.

"I had about two beers," the affidavit quotes Monfort saying, although he later admitted that that was a lie.

"OK, more than two. I apologize," was another quote noted by the officer.

Monfort, a Greeley resident, was released from jail Tuesday after posting a $2,500 bond. He is scheduled to be arraigned Nov. 19 in Weld County Court.

His only prior arrest in Colorado was for driving under the influence in Greeley in 1999, arrest records state.

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

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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