- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 19, 2016

DENVER (AP) - A high-ranking Democrat in the Colorado House has pleaded guilty to driving drunk.

Rep. Dan Pabon of Denver has been sentenced to community service and alcohol education and treatment.

The lawmaker must also appear at a victim impact panel. That’s a requirement for drunk-driving offenders sponsored by Pabon and other lawmakers.

Pabon pleaded guilty to driving drunk on March 17 near the state Capitol.

Pabon was also fined $1,303.

Pabon is speaker pro tem, meaning he holds the gavel when the House Speaker is absent. Pabon was elected to the state House in 2010 from a district in northwest Denver.

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