Denver DA: no charges against Rep. Bradford

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DENVER — The Denver District Attorney’s Office has decided not to pursue charges against Colorado State Rep. Laura Bradford for allegedly possessing a firearm while intoxicated.

DA spokeswoman Lynn Kimbrough told FOX31 Denver Monday afternoon that prosecutors looked at the “totality of the evidence” and determined they could not prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt.

Rep. Bradford (R-Grand Junction) was pulled over near the State Capitol on the evening of Jan. 28 for allegedly driving drunk. Police say she admitted to drinking before getting behind the wheel and failed a field sobriety test.

Bradford, however, was not cited or arrested due to an antiquated law that bars officers from detaining lawmakers during a legislative session.

She also told officers that she had a firearm in her vehicle at the time of the traffic stop.

A legislative committee is deciding if Bradford should face reprimand, or expulsion, from the state legislature.