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Peter Tebow DUI

License YANKED

When He Refused Booze Test

12/10/2013 3:59 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Peter Tebow's driver's license was suspended for ONE YEAR after his 2011 DUI arrest ... all because he refused to submit to sobriety tests, TMZ Sports has learned.

We broke the story ... Tim Tebow's older brother was popped in Denver after cops say he was speeding through town at 1:43 AM after taking pain pills. Cop also say he reeked of booze.

Peter refused to take a field sobriety test AND a blood alcohol test at the scene -- and now, prosecutors tell TMZ Sports ... Peter was punished as a result.

We're told ... Peter's driver's license was suspended for one year -- which is standard operating procedure for anyone who refuses to submit to booze tests during a DUI arrest.

As we previously reported ... Peter was initially charged with DUI and reckless driving -- but the DUI was eventually tossed and the reckless driving was kicked down to a speeding ticket.

So, why did Peter catch such a huge break??? We spoke with John Hower -- one of the prosecutors in the Arapahoe County District Attorney's Office -- who tells us, "I did not believe that he was driving under the influence and didn't feel it was appropriate to move forward with it."

Hower also pointed out Tebow had no criminal history and a clean driving record.

He adds, "We handled this case in the way that we would handle anybody else."

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11 COMMENTS

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1.

Sheraz150    

And why do we care about Tebow's brother...?

261 days ago
2.

Btrnj    

Bc he's kinda like bill Clinton's douchey brother. The much less successful and more f'd up sibling always curious subjects when they screw up.

261 days ago
3.

fuforever    

That is complete and utter bs!...I live in Arapahoe County and they dont cut breaks for anyone! He got off because his brother was the love of Colorado while he played for the Donkeys

261 days ago
4.

HillbillyHell    

World's dumbest prosecutor. Of course he was f'ed up....why do you think he refused the sobriety test??

261 days ago
5.

bernergirl    

Whatever. I live in Arapahoe County and I have had friends who got in an argument with her husband, went out to the car and she turned her radio on, the neighbors called in a noise complaint and she was charged DUI for falling asleep in the driveway with the music playing so the DA is lying!!

261 days ago
6.

STAYCLASSYSANDIEGO    

Oh lord. What's next, justin bieber's cousin busted for jaywalking. Find some news!

261 days ago
7.

karen    

2011 Really???

261 days ago
8.

Stars work but the heros are below jobs    

Kobe raped a girl and the casewas tacitly settled out of court

261 days ago
9.

edb    

NEXT! Who cares about tim tebows brother! Y'all are lookin too much into this.

260 days ago

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