February 7, 2013
Rockies' Todd Helton went on drunken trip for lottery tickets
By QMI Agency

Rockies first baseman Todd Helton. (Handout)

If the Colorado Rockies's Todd Helton was looking to get lucky, he picked a bad time to do it.

The first baseman's recent DUI arrest occurred after a drunken trip to buy lottery tickets.

Helton was arrested early Wednesday in Thornton, Colo., for suspicion of driving under the influence. According to TMZ, citing a police report, officers tracked down Helton after a tip noted that his pickup truck struck a median before parking at a nearby gas station.

Officers found Helton stumbling out of the gas station reeking of booze and holding lottery tickets. Helton denied striking a median but “made spontaneous statements about drinking two igloo cups of red wine.”

According to the report, Helton was also “respectful and professional throughout the entire process.”



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