U.S. senator Crapo arrested for drunk driving

Senator Michael Crapo 
By: Devansh Dutt 

A U.S. senator was arrested by police in Washington D.C., after being busted for drunk driving and running a red light, according to police reports.

U.S. authorities said that Senator Michael Crapo was arrested and charged with driving under the influence in suburban Washington, D.C.

Police in Alexandria, Virginia, said Sunday, that the Idaho Republican was arrested early Sunday, after his vehicle ran a red light.

Police spokesperson Jody Donaldson, said that Crapo failed the field sobriety tests and was arrested at 12:45 a.m. He was taken to the Alexandria jail and released on $1,000 bail about four hours later.

Donaldson said that he did not know immediately what Crapo’s blood alcohol level was. Crapo has a court date soon.

The senator issued a statement Sunday, saying that he was "deeply sorry" for his actions and he will face any punishment given.

Police later said that the senator's blood alcohol level stood at .11, according to press reports. A Mormon, Crapo has been in the Senate since 1998, and served for six years in the House before that.



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