John Bowlen, son of Broncos owner Pat Bowlen, arrested on suspicion of DUI in California

Posted at 10:40 AM, Jul 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-31 20:50:35-04

PASO ROBLES, Calif. — The son of Pat Bowlen, the owner of the Denver Broncos, is facing charges in California over driving under the influence. Police in California arrested John Bowlen Sunday afternoon and booked him into the San Luis Obispo County Jail.

According to police records, Bowlen faces two charges related to driving after drinking alcohol, including Driving with BAC .08 or Higher and Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. Those charges are booked as 23152(A) VC and 23152(B) VC. 

Police in California say they do not release arrest reports, but Denver7 is working to obtain the records. 

It’s not the first time Bowlen has been in trouble with the law.

He was found guilty in April 2016 ofharassing a girlfriend the year before, and was sentenced to 24 months of probation with drug and alcohol evaluation. He was also ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation and treatment.

He’d originally been charged with two domestic violence counts in that case after his girlfriend called 911 on him because he was inebriated, and he followed by shoving her against a wall, according to police reports.

He also pleaded guilty to driving while ability impaired in August 2005, according to Colorado court records.

A spokesperson for the Broncos could not provide a comment concerning the arrest, citing "a personal matter for John, who is not employed by the team."