The police were called when a witness saw Helton's black Ford F-150 truck driving "erratically," according to Shiff. The truck was later pulled over into a Conoco gas station and Helton was identified as the driver.
After being taken into custody, Helton was booked and processed through Thornton Police. He was then released to a "responsible party," as the Adams County District Attorney will look into filing formal charges.
Fan reaction at Purple Row: Disappointed
The Rockies and Helton have both released statements regarding the situation. Colorado is "extremely disappointed," while Helton admits to having "exercised poor judgment." The 39-year-old is "embarrassed" by his actions, taking full responsibility while asking for forgiveness.
Last season for the Rockies, Helton hit .238/.343/.400 with 16 doubles and seven home runs over 283 plate appearances. He's spent all 16 years of his major league career with Colorado, posting a career batting line of .320/.419/.545.