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Aurora police officer pleads guilty in DUI case

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Posted at 3:19 PM, Jan 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-13 17:19:17-05

AURORA — An Aurora police officer has pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and prohibited use of a weapon - drunk with a gun, according to the District Attorney for the 18th Judicial District.

Both counts are misdemeanors.

The DA's office said 56-year-old Annette Brook of Parker was sentenced Jan. 9 to 20 days of in-home detention and 12 months of probation. Prosecutors had asked for 10 days in jail.

According to the DA's office, State Patrol responded to a single-vehicle crash in Douglas County on June 17, 2019. A Jeep Cherokee driven by Brook had a hit a concrete barrier. She was off-duty at the time.

Brook told troopers she had fallen asleep at the wheel but it was determined her blood-alcohol content was 0.227, the DA's office said. The legal limit is 0.08.

A loaded handgun was also found in a bag inside the vehicle.

“Nobody is above the law in our community. Police, plumber, principal, or otherwise are equally protected and accountable under our laws,” said District Attorney George Brauchler. “When a well-investigated DUI case is brought to us, we will pursue it without regard to title, occupation, station, or demographic. DUI is dangerous, illegal and wrong every single time.”