Sen. Mike Crapo Arrested On DUI, Takes Full Responsibility

By Emilie Ritter Saunders

Idaho Senator Mike Crapo faces charged with driving under the influence outside Washington, D.C. early Sunday morning. 

Crapo, a Republican from Idaho Falls, issued this statement:

Sen. Mike Crapo in a photo released by the Alexandria, Virginia Police Department, Dec. 23, 2012.Credit Alexandria, VA Police Department

“I am deeply sorry for the actions that resulted in this circumstance. 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."

Crapo was pulled over for failing to stop at a red light. Police say Crapo failed several field sobriety tests and was arrested at 12:45 a.m. Sunday. He was taken to the Alexandria, Virginia jail and released on an unsecured $1,000 bond at about 5 a.m..

Crapo has a Jan. 4 court date.

Sen. Crapo, a Mormon, was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1998. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1993-1998. Crapo began his political career in the Idaho Legislature in 1984.

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