BY PETER JONES
Jeffery Vincent, a 45-year-old Arapahoe County sheriff’s deputy, was sentenced last week to one year of probation after being found guilty of driving under the influence and prohibited use of a weapon while transporting an inmate from the county jail to the courthouse.
“Vincent made a bad decision,” Deputy District Attorney Francisco Martinez told the court. “Vincent should not allow this case to define him, but rather learn from it as he moves forward,” the prosecutor said.
Martinez, who co-prosecuted the case, had asked the court for the probation sentence.
The incident occurred in January 2017, when a fellow deputy reported that he suspected Vincent was intoxicated while on duty. A blood test administered about four hours later showed a blood-alcohol content of 0.081. Colorado’s legal limit is 0.05.
On Feb. 1, Judge Colleen Clark sentenced Vincent to one year of supervised probation. He was fined $600 and ordered to undergo an alcohol evaluation.
Vincent had been a deputy for the sheriff’s office since 1999.
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