Rep. Pabon's BAC level nearly 2x of legal limit

Posted at 3:53 PM, Apr 06, 2016

A Colorado legislator who was pulled over on St. Patrick's Day night had a blood alcohol content level that was nearly two times the legal driving limit.

State Rep. Dan Pabon, D-Denver, confirmed with Denver7 political reporter Marshall Zelinger that his blood alcohol content level (BAC) was .14. The BAC limit under Colorado law is .08.

"The blood test performed after my March 17 traffic stop was recently completed, and it shows that my blood alcohol content was 0.14. I will continue to fully cooperate with the legal process, and am prepared to accept any consequences for my actions," said Pabon in a statement to Denver7.

Pabon admitted to drinking "four or five beers" the night he was pulled over at Colfax Avenue and Glenarm Street.

He was allowed to keep his driver's license while his blood test was pending.

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A person who is determined to have driven with a .08 blood alcohol content or higher, will receive a letter in the mail indicating their license is to be suspended, according to the Department of Motor Vehicles. That person has eight days to respond to the letter, if they wish to fight the suspension. Then the person could request a hearing, while obtaining a temporary license.


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