Todd Helton's DUI police report: Lottery tickets and wine in Igloo cups

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The mug shot of Colorado Rockies all-star Todd Helton taken after his arrest for DUI speaks volumes about the most embarrassing incident of his career. But the police affidavit about the bust adds lots of wacky detail, about everything from chewing tobacco to the chalices from which Helton prefers to sip his wine. Details, the complete report and, of course, a larger version of the mug shot below.

According to the narrative section of the report, Thornton police officers received a report of a possible drunk driver at a few minutes after 2 a.m. on Wednesday, February 6, from a person following behind. The vehicle in question, a Ford F150 pickup, had allegedly struck a median before pulling into a Conoco station at 128th Avenue and Colorado Boulevard.

A pair of cops headed to the Conoco and soon spotted the truck with its driver's side door open and the engine still running. No one was inside, but a moment later, Helton emerged from the interior portion of the station carrying a wallet, chewing tobacco and some lottery tickets -- suggesting that his most recent salary negotiations with the Rockies haven't been going all that well.

Oh yeah: Helton was wearing camouflage. He probably looked something like this....

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...except Peyton Manning wasn't with him.

Luckily for Peyton.

One of the cops asked Helton for his driver's license, and he headed to the passenger side to look for it -- apparently forgetting that he'd put his wallet on the driver's side front seat. Once an officer pointed out the billfold, Helton managed to find the license inside it. Amazing!

When Helton was told another driver had seen him hit a curb with his truck, he denied doing so -- but given that the witness was speaking to the officer's partner and had consented to provide a written statement, this assertion was in dispute. So was Helton's sobriety; he's said to have smelled strongly of alcohol and was slurring his words like a champ. Nonetheless, he eventually consented to perform roadside maneuvers -- although he noted that he had bad hips.

There's no mention of how Helton did while going through the routine, but his grade must not have been outstanding given that he was arrested shortly thereafter. En route to the police station, he agreed to take a breath test after having the process described to him several times.

While being booked, Helton volunteered that he'd guzzled two Igloo cups of red wine at about 8 p.m. the night before.

If that's all he consumed and he was still blotto six hours later, those Igloo cups must have been the size of tanks at Sea World.

Here's a larger look at Helton's mug shot, followed by the complete police report.

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Todd Helton.

Todd Helton Arrest Report

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Joe Felice
Joe Felice

When they get busted, it's always just 2 drinks of whatever. Why can't they be more original?

Chris Wilke
Chris Wilke

He did! Just had a few hot toddy's during the 6 hours between. Glad not body was hurt because of his dumb ass mistake but it is funny as hell though! Lotto tickets and chew!

Luke Bartel
Luke Bartel

Yeah, he had two cups. Right before he chugged a 5 gallon bucket of ether and Rhino piss.

Ian Kennedy
Ian Kennedy

That rich and drinks out of red cups. Also if I had his money I would have a driver take me everywhere!

Brandy DeLange
Brandy DeLange

False, it was neither--it was a red beer at the Elk's Lodge.

Terin Blake
Terin Blake

Anyone/thing that helps create the flavor (destroyed curbs) of Thornton.

Brandy DeLange
Brandy DeLange

Wait, is the Thornton Thing drunks or shitty bars? Or both because they are clearly correlated to one another.

Brandy DeLange
Brandy DeLange

I bet he [use] to drink at that little bar in Eastlake.

Brandy DeLange
Brandy DeLange

Don't forget Terin, he lived just mere minutes from you and I.

Terin Blake
Terin Blake

Who would have guessed a Sportsman's customer and fisherman was an alcoholic?

Terin Blake
Terin Blake

Todd Helton is well on his way to achieving Kenny Powers greatness.

Erin Hess
Erin Hess

No. Who drinks wine from an Igloo cup? He must have poured it out of a box first.

Jim Dissett
Jim Dissett

No one is reporting the blood alcohol level. Why is that?

Michael Stevens
Michael Stevens

I think we can see by his mug shot that it was much more than two Igloo cups of red wine...

Charlie Whiskey
Charlie Whiskey

Hell no, did you read the police report? Dude was wasted! Or, he isn't lying and, at 6'2, 220lbs handles his liquor like a 100lb woman who's never drank before.

Pam Miller Zulauf
Pam Miller Zulauf

:( I LOVE him. Hope this mess goes away soon! Good luck Todd!

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