Colorado Rockies legend Todd Helton was sentenced to 2 days in jail over a 2019 incident … this after the 46-year-old pleaded responsible to DUI in courtroom final month.
Todd was busted in Knoxville, Tenn. on March 18, 2019 after cops say the previous MLB first baseman misplaced management of his truck and crashed it right into a phone pole.
Officers say once they arrived on scene … Helton was being taken care of by emergency medical personnel — and had admitted to taking Ambien earlier than getting behind the wheel.
But, within the police report, cops say they discovered a plastic cup that reeked of booze inside his journey … and finally, they issued a misdemeanor DUI quotation to the ex-baseball participant.
Helton entered a remedy program instantly after the crash after expressing regret for his actions, however the case dragged on in courtroom for almost a yr earlier than he lastly minimize a plea cope with prosecutors on March 10.
A spokesperson for the Knox County district lawyer’s workplace tells TMZ Sports that in trade for pleading guilty-as-charged to DUI … he acquired a sentence of 48 hours in custody.
Helton additionally acquired 11 months and 29 days on unsupervised probation, a $350 nice and obtained his license suspended for 1 yr. Helton was additionally ordered to attend a Victim Impact Panel.
We reached out to Helton’s lawyer for remark, however thus far, no phrase again but.
Of course, this was not Todd’s first run-in with DUI hassle … he pleaded responsible to driving whereas capacity impaired again in 2013 in Colorado.
Helton — who performed his faculty baseball on the University of Tennessee — is taken into account the best Rockie of all-time … and is predicted to push for a spot in baseball’s Hall of Fame sometime.