A tearful Speaker Pro Tem Dan Pabon apologized Monday morning on the House floor for his DUI arrest last week and said he will “work tirelessly” to restore the confidence of his family, his colleagues and the community.
“I plan on wholeheartedly accepting the penalties that come from my actions,” the Denver Democrat said, his voice breaking and tears streaming down his face.
Pabon was pulled over at the corner of West Colfax Avenue and Glenarm Place by a Denver police officer just after 11:30 p.m. on the night of March 17 for an improper turn, police said. When he exhibited signs of intoxication, the officer performed a sobriety test and Pabon failed that, police said. The lawmaker requested that he undergo a blood alcohol test, was transported to Denver Health and later released.