CoorsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ executive loses license for DUI
DENVER - Beer baron Peter CoorsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ driverÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s license has been revoked after his arrest for drunken driving following a wedding celebration.
Hearing officer Scott Garber ruled Friday that Coors did not stop at a stop sign and was driving impaired on May 28.
Coors, 59, said he had consumed a beer about 30 minutes before leaving the wedding, the Rocky Mountain News reported Saturday. He faces a July 20 arraignment and has 30 days to appeal the revocation.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I made a mistake. I should have planned ahead for a ride,Ã¢â‚¬Â Coors said in a statement. Ã¢â‚¬Å“For years, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve advocated the responsible use of our companyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s products.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Company spokeswoman Kabira Hatland said that Coors rolled through a stop sign a block from his home in Golden and that an officer stopped him in his driveway.
In one breath test, he registered a blood alcohol level of 0.073 percent. In a second, 20 minutes later, he registered 0.088. The legal limit in Colorado is 0.05 percent.
Coors took over as president of his familyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s company in 1987 and in 2000 was named chief executive of the brewer, with 8,500 employees and $4 billion in sales in 2003. Following a 2005 merger, it is now the Molson Coors Brewing Co.
Re: CoorsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ executive loses license for DUI
Ouch. So much for beer commercials saying drink responsibly. If not even the owner of a beer company listens...