65-year-old Carter Lord, of Sedalia, Colorado was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, careless driving, and prohibited use of a weapon. Lord has a concealed weapons permit and had a gun in the car with him when he was arrested. But, in Colorado, it is against the law to be in possession of a firearm while intoxicated.
Lord ran for Douglas County coroner in 2010 but lost in the primary. He is a member of Douglas County's Public Safety Advisory Committee. The Committee advises the local sheriff on issues regarding operations, the budget and community safety.
Following his arrest, Lord resigned from the Committee and relinquished his concealed weapons permit. According to reports, he spends most of his time fixing guns at his in-home gun shop.