Arapahoe Deputy Convicted of DUI While on Duty Sentenced

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Published Friday, February 2, 2018

Jeffery Vincent, an Arapahoe County Sheriff's deputy, was sentenced this week to a year of probation after being found guilty of driving under the influence and prohibited use of a weapon.

"Vincent made a bad decision," Deputy District Attorney Francisco Martinez told the court. He 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."

The incident began January 3, 2017, when a fellow deputy reported that he suspected Vincent, 45, was intoxicated on duty.

Vincent's assignment that day was to transport inmates from the jail to the courthouse.

A blood test administered about four hours later showed a BAC of 0.081.

Earlier this month, an Arapahoe County jury found Vincent guilty of driving under the influence and prohibited use of a weapon.

Judge Colleen Clark sentenced Vincent to one year of supervised probation. He was fined $600 and ordered to undergo an alcohol evaluation. may earn an affiliate commission if you purchase products or services through links in an article. Prices, when displayed, are accurate at the time of publication but may change over time. Commissions do not influence editorial independence.

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