Colorado Democrat who tried to pick his kids up from school drunk pleads guilty to DWAI

By Matt Connelly
Colorado Democrat who tried to pick his kids up from school drunk pleads guilty to DWAI

A liberal Democrat lawmaker pleaded guilty yesterday to “driving while ability impaired” after he was busted for drinking alcohol prior to trying pick his kids up from school earlier this year. 

Colorado Public Radio has more details on liberal Democrat Rep. Matt Gray’s guilty plea:

A state lawmaker pleaded guilty Wednesday to driving while ability impaired. Broomfield Democratic Rep. Matt Gray, 41, was sentenced to 24 hours of community service and one year of probation. In addition, a suspended five day jail sentence could take effect if Gray were to violate his probation. 

School employees called police earlier this year when Representative Gray smelled of alcohol and was stumbling when he arrived to pick up his children from Coyote Ridge Elementary School. According to officials, Gray’s children were not in the car and no one was hurt. 

Note: The drunk guy passed out in the picture above is not Rep. Matt Gray.


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