This goes to show you that no matter who you are, drinking and driving has major consequences. Idaho Sen. Michael Crapo was arrested in Virginia on the charges for driving under the influence of alcohol. Here are the top 10 facts you need to know about the busted senator.
1. Senator Crapo was Arrested Early Sunday Morning
The Idaho senator was busted for drunk driving early Sunday morning around 12:45 a.m. in Alexandria, Va. He was pulled over by a local police officer on routine patrol and was taken to the Alexandria jail.
2. He Ran a Red Light
Police spokesman Craig T. Fifern said the officer spotted Crapo running a red light while stopped at the intersection of Hume Avenue and Mount Vernon.
3. He Failed Several Sobriety Tests
When the officer pulled him over, he gave the senator several sobriety tests, all of which he failed. His blood alcohol content measured .110. The legal limit at which you can legally still drive is .08.
4. The Senator Was Alone
Sen. Michael Crapo was not driving with anyone else in the car at the time of the incident.
5. He was Released on a $1,000 Bond
Crapo was released from the Alexandria jail around 5 a.m. on a $1,000 bond.
6. Crapo Has a Jan. 4 Court Date
7. The Senator Made a Statement About the Incident
“I am deeply sorry for the actions that resulted in this circumstance,” Crapo said Sunday night. “I made a mistake for which I apologize to my family, my Idaho constituents and any others who have put their trust in me. I accept total responsibility and will deal with whatever penalty comes my way in this matter. I will also undertake measures to ensure that this circumstance is never repeated.”
8. He is From Idaho Falls, Idaho
Sen. Michael Crapo was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University and Harvard Law School. He is a Mormon and has five children with his wife, Susan.
9. Crapo is Republican
Crapo plays an active role in Republican politics and is a part of a bipartisan group of senators who came together to work on a budget deal in order to avoid the upcoming “fiscal cliff.” He has built a reputation as a staunch social and fiscal conservative.
10. He’s Served in the Senate Since 1998
Sen. Michael Crapo is currently in his third term in the senate and has served six years in the U.S. House of Representatives before getting elected.