KNOXVILLE, Tennessee - Former Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton has entered a treatment facility following a suspected DUI-related crash in West Knox County.

Helton, 45, was cited, but not arrested, on a charge of driving under the influence after crashing his 2019 Ford F-150 pickup into a telephone pole on March 18, according to the citation. No other vehicles were involved.

The five-time All-Star told police he had taken the sleeping aid Ambien about four hours before the crash. Officers spotted a "travel cup" that smelled like alcohol inside Helton's truck.

Helton required emergency medical care, according to a statement released Monday by his attorney, Stephen Ross Johnson.

"The Helton family is thankful for the officers and medical professionals who took great care of him," the statement read. "Because of those first responders, he was not seriously injured.

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