Melvin Gordon pleaded guilty to a reckless driving charge Wednesday -- stemming from a DUI arrest back in October, TMZ Sports has confirmed.
The 27-year-old running back was initially arrested for drunk driving and speeding during an Oct. 13 incident in Denver.
But prosecutors have formally dropped the two DUI charges against Gordon, who ultimately pled guilty to a lesser charge of reckless driving.
A rep for Gordon tells TMZ Sports the DUI charges were dropped due to "a lack of evidence."
A Denver County court official tells us Gordon appeared before a judge via a video conference call on Wednesday to close out the case.
Per the official, Gordon agreed to pay a $478.50 fine and to complete 12 hours of community service.
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The Denver Broncos running back was facing jail time after investigators had initially said he was driving drunk and speeding late at night on Oct. 13, 2020.
In police documents, cops claimed Gordon was clocked doing 71 MPH in a 35 MPH zone ... and reeked of booze during ensuing questioning.
Cops also said Melvin had slurred speech, watery eyes and trouble maintaining his balance.
Gordon, who signed a 2-year, $16 million contract with Denver last offseason, is still subject to possible punishment from the NFL under the league's Personal Conduct Policy.