LITTLETON, Colo. -- Former Jefferson County District Attorney Scott Storey was arrested on New Year's weekend for allegedly driving under the influence.
Storey was arrested on Dec. 31 by Littleton Police after a motor vehicle crash on South Santa Fe Drive near Bowles Avenue at 12:30 a.m., police told Denver7 Investigates. He taken to the Arapahoe County Jail in keeping with police policy, police said.
Storey was cited for misdemeanor DUI, according to state arrest records.
Police reports made regarding the crash and arrest show Storey blew a 0.144 on a breathalyzer test – a little less than double the state’s legal limit.
The report says an officer found Storey near his Jeep after the crash, and that Storey allegedly lied about where he had been before the crash.
He admitted to having had “a couple of beer,” and the officer told Storey that he smelled alcohol on his breath, according to the report.
After initially denying attempts to perform a roadside breath test, he eventually submitted to one and blew 0.144.
Storey was elected as the district attorney in 2004 and served two terms. He left office in January 2013 because of term limits.
Despite stepping down, Storey continues to work in the DA's Office as a part-time deputy district attorney.
First Judicial District Attorney's Office spokeswoman Pam Russell told Denver7 that Storey's employment status has not changed while District Attorney Peter Weir gathers information about the incident .