BROOMFIELD, Colo. (CBS4) – New details from Broomfield Police state State Rep. Matt Gray, 41, was picking up his children from school before he was arrested on suspicion of DUI. Gray was arrested on April 21 on Broadlands Drive.
Employees at the school tell police they called them because Gray was stumbling and smelled of alcohol.
A police report states a responding officer also reported he smelled alcohol on Gray.
After the arrest, Gray tweeted he was not under the influence at the time of his arrest. That tweet was deleted shortly after it was posted.
Gray represents Colorado Congressional District 33, which covers parts of Broomfield and Boulder counties. Gray claims he was not intoxicated at the time of his arrest, and says it was related to personal mental health issues.
He reportedly told police he was suffering a panic attack.
The 17th Judicial District Attorneys Office released the following statement:
“Representative Matt Gray previously served as a Deputy District Attorney in the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Due to this conflict, District Attorney Brian Mason has recused his office from handling any case that could result from Rep. Gray’s arrest. The 1st Judicial District Attorney’s Office in Jefferson County has agreed to take over prosecutorial responsibilities.”
Republican Minority Leader Rep. Hugh McKean released the following statement:
“We may debate policy and argue fiscal issues — but all lawmakers, despite our party affiliation, are Coloradans and we care for our state and for each other as people,” said Republican Minority Leader Hugh McKean. “I, and the Republican Caucus are concerned about the early reports involving Rep. Matt Gray’s arrest but we support the Speaker’s plan to address the matter. We will continue to pray for Rep. Gray and his family.”