WARRANT ISSUED FOR BOWLEN SON
An arrest warrant was issued Tuesday out of Arapahoe County for John Bowlen, son of Broncos owner Pat Bowlen.
Bowlen’s arrest Sunday in California on suspicion of DUI and driving over 100 mph triggered a complaint for revocation of probation, according to court documents filed Tuesday.
Bowlen had been placed on probation in Arapahoe County on April 14, 2016, for a 24-month period, af- ter a guilty verdict in a harassment case.
Bowlen’s arrest Sunday violated probation in five ways, according to the complaint, signed by County Court Judge Darren Louis Vahle.
• Count 1: Bowlen did not report his arrest in California.
• Count 2: Bowlen has not reported to his probation officer since March 27, a violation.
• Count 3: Bowlen has not reported to community service.
• Count 4: Bowlen has not enrolled in court-ordered domestic violence and drug and alcohol treatment programs.
• Count 5: Bowlen did not report that he had gone to California.
Bond in the probation revocation has been set at $1,287.50.
Bowlen, 31, was booked into the San Luis Obispo County Jail late Sunday afternoon on one misdemeanor charge of being under the influence of a drug or alcohol and one count of having a reading of more than the California limit of 0.08 percent of alcohol in his blood.
A steady number of 911 calls were made for more than 20 miles, California authorities said. Bowlen was driving a Jeep with a puppy inside it.
When pulled over, Bowlen was uncooperative and refused to have his blood taken. He mentioned several times that he was the “son of Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen,” according to Sgt. Tim Neumann, spokesman for the California Highway Patrol. “It didn’t help.”
Bowlen bonded out of jail in California on Monday. Bowlen’s Denverbased attorney, Harvey Steinberg, did not immediately return a call seeking comment Tuesday.
In June 2015, Bowlen was arrested in a domestic violence incident in which authorities say Bowlen pushed his girlfriend against a bathroom wall. He was also charged with a misdemeanor for allegedly hanging up the phone when the woman tried to call 911.
In a conversation with a 911 dispatcher, who had called back after Bowlen hung up, Bowlen said: “She is fine, and she is trying to cause a problem. As the blood of the city, I’m telling you right now, nothing is wrong.”
Bowlen was convicted in April 2016 and appealed his conviction to the Colorado Supreme Court, which refused to review the appear.