That's when Gordon admitted again that he had been drinking before getting behind the wheel.
"I've been drinking," Gordon said ... with one officer responding, "I know, I can tell."
Gordon continued, "I got some people that can drive me. I'm not going to lie to you. I play for the Broncos. Obviously, you probably know. And, I cannot risk getting in trouble. I live three minutes from here, probably four."
Gordon and the cop went back and forth over the tailback taking a blood test, with Melvin asking the cop repeatedly if the stop would hit the news.
"I'm scared to get in trouble, bruh," Gordon said. "I ain't going to lie to you, I'm in a f***ing position battle, bruh. I'm lowkey scared, bruh. Please, bruh."
According to police docs, Gordon ultimately did take the blood test ... and prosecutors later hit him with 2 charges of DUI and one count of speeding 25-39 MPH over the limit.
Gordon, though, pled guilty to reckless driving Wednesday, and prosecutors dismissed his two DUI charges.
Gordon was ordered to complete 12 hours of community service as well as pay $478.50 in fines.
Melvin is still subject to further discipline from the NFL under the league's Personal Conduct Policy.