DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. — An Aurora police officer was sentenced to 20 days of in-home detention and 12 months probation after pleading guilty in a driving under the influence (DUI) case.

A Douglas County judge last week handed down the sentence to 56-year-old Parker resident Annette Brook, the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office announced Monday.

Brook pleaded guilty to:

  • DUI 
  • Prohibited use of a weapon — drunk with a gun

Colorado State Patrol (CSP) troopers on June 17 responded to westbound C-470 and Lucent Boulevard in Douglas County, where they found a 2017 Jeep Cherokee driven by Brook had hit a concrete highway barrier, the DA said.

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Brook was off-duty at the time.

Brook told investigators she fell asleep at the wheel, but her blood-alcohol content (BAC) was 0.227. The legal limit for operating a vehicle is 0.08.

Officers also found a loaded handgun in a bag in the SUV, the DA said.

An Aurora Police Department public information officer said Brook is on restricted duty, meaning she is prohibited from taking sworn action or wearing a uniform. She is working in the District 3 investigations unit. Brook was hired as an APD officer in October 1992.

The Aurora public information officer also said now that the court proceedings are over, an internal investigation will be initiated.

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