Monday, December 24, 2012

Idaho Senator Who Doesn't Drink Alcohol Arrested For DUI

Idaho's senior senator should have been back home in his home state the weekend before Christmas, but unfortunately for him he was still in Washington where nothing good seems to happen. Sen. Mike Crapo, a Mormon who claims he abstains from drinking alcohol, got pulled over in the early morning hours yesterday after running a traffic light in suburban Alexandria, Virginia and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. The 61-year old senator, a graduate of Harvard Law School, failed several field sobriety tests and his blood alcohol tested .11. "I made a mistake for which I apologize to my family, my Idaho constituents and any others who have put their trust in me," he said.  "I accept total responsibility and will deal with whatever penalty comes my way in this matter."

Idaho's former Sen. Larry Craig became infamous for his arrest at a Minneapolis airport bathroom for soliciting sex from an undercover police officer. The former senator has been fending off a lawsuit brought against him by the FEC to recover $217,000 in legal bills he spent out of his campaign funds defending himself against the charges. Craig's attorneys have argued that his visit to the Minnesota airport bathroom was part of his official Senate business since he was traveling between Washington and his home state at the time of his arrest.

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