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Todd Helton after his DUI arrest

BRIGHTON, Colo. - Todd Helton entered a guilty plea Tuesday to "driving while ability impaired," saying he is "very regretful."

The Adams County court judge sentenced the Colorado Rockies first baseman to one year of probation, a $400 fine and 24 hours of community service.

Helton apologized in court.

"I am very regretful," he said. "I have taken measures to ensure it never happens again."

Helton left the courtoom through the back.

He was arrested in Thornton in February on charges of driving under the influence and careless driving after a witness reported seeing a pickup truck being driven erratically.

At the time police said Helton cooperated with their investigation.

According to police reports, Helton admitted to officers the night of his arrest to drinking "two igloo cups of red wine" earlier that night.

Blood alcohol tests showed he had a .102 blood alcohol level, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Helton released a statement in February:

"I exercised poor judgment and was charged with drinking and driving after driving to a gas station near my house. I am very sorry and embarrassed by my actions. I hold myself to a high standard and take my responsibility as a public figure very seriously," it said. "My entire career I have worked to set a positive example for my family and in our community and I fell far short of this standard. I sincerely ask my family, the Colorado Rockies organization, Major League Baseball and the community to accept my apology. I make no excuses and accept full responsibility for my actions. I humbly ask your forgiveness."