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Denver Broncos Exec Matt Russell Tripled Legal Threshold After DUI

It’s been a very, very bad week for the Denver Broncos. Two high-ranking officials within the front office have had run-ins with the law. One of those men was Matt Russell, who was arrested for DUI.

Russell’s arrest was no joke. Documents now show Russell more than triple the legal limit during testing. Alan Gathright of TheDenverChannel.com has the details:

Denver Broncos executive Matt Russell’s breath-alcohol level was three times over the threshold for a DUI violation when he crashed at an estimated 40 mph into the back of a Breckenridge patrol car parked on the roadside, according to new court records.

In the affidavit, State Trooper Andrew Gasparovic wrote that Russell said he “had no recollection of the accident whatsoever.” The trooper wrote that Russell’s speech was slurred, he had a strong odor of alcohol, he was having trouble maintaining his balance and his eyes were bloodshot and watery.

Russell failed a voluntary roadside sobriety exercise. He then registered a .246 breath-alcohol content on a portable breath tester, Gasparovic said in the affidavit. The threshold for a DUI violation in Colorado is .08.


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