An Arapahoe County sheriff's deputy convicted of driving under the influence while on duty was sentenced to 1 year of probation on Thursday.
Jeffery Vincent was found guilty of driving under the influence and prohibited use of a weapon on Jan. 12.
According to a press release from the office of the district attorney, another deputy reported he suspected Vincent was under the influence at work on Jan. 3, 2017.
Vincent was assigned to transport inmates from the jail to the courthouse that day. A blood test taken about 4 hours later showed Vincent had a BAC of 0.081.
Judge Colleen Clark sentenced Vincent on Thursday to one year of supervised probation. He was fined $600 and ordered to undergo and alcohol evaluation.
Vincent made a bad decision, Deputy District Attorney Francisco Martinez told the court. Martinez, who prosecuted the case with Chief Deputy Brian Sugioka, asked the court to sentence Vincent to probation.
“Vincent should not allow this case to define him,” Martinez said, “but rather learn from it as he moves forward.”
There is no mug shot for Vincent, as this was a summons.