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Brighton councilman, facing DUI charge, resigns

Kris Jordinell is suspected of driving under the influence in relation to an Aug. 17 incident

Kris Jordinelli. (Handout)

This story first appeared in a Colorado Community Media newspaper. The Colorado Sun is an owner of CCM.

Brighton City Councilman Kris Jordinelli, who faces a misdemeanor count of driving under the influence after an incident with Brighton police this summer, resigned from his council position Friday.


A city statement said the remaining council members will take the next steps to fill the vacancy at a future meeting.

Jordinelli was elected in 2020. His first court appearance — a pretrial conference, according to the Adams County District Attorney’s Office — is set for 9:30 a.m. Feb. 7.