State lawmaker pleads guilty to DWAI

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State Rep. Matt Gray at a signing ceremony for SB21-260 on Thursday, June 17, 2021, underneath Interstate 70 at the bottom of Floyd Hill, beside Clear Creek. The transportation funding bill passed this legislative session is projected to raise $5.4 billion by the 2031-32 fiscal year.

A state lawmaker pleaded guilty Wednesday to driving while ability impaired. Broomfield Democratic Rep. Matt Gray, 41, was sentenced to 24 hours of community service and one year of probation. In addition, a suspended five day jail sentence could take effect if Gray were to violate his probation.

School employees called police earlier this year when Representative Gray smelled of alcohol and was stumbling when he arrived to pick up his children from Coyote Ridge Elementary School. According to officials, Gray's children were not in the car and no one was hurt.

Gray has since decided not to seek reelection for what would have been his fourth and final two-year term in office.

Ben Markus contributed to this story.

Editor's Note: A previous version of this story misstated Rep. Gray's plea deal.