(ALEXANDRIA, Va.) — Idaho Sen. Michael Crapo was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence early Sunday after he allegedly ran a red light in Alexandria, Va., police said.
The Idaho Republican was arrested without incident after he failed a field sobriety test, Alexandria police spokesman Jody Donaldson told ABC News Radio.
Crapo was released on a $1,000 bond, and has a court date scheduled for Jan. 4, 2013.
He released a statement apologizing for the incident.
“I am deeply sorry for the actions that resulted in this circumstance,” Crapo said. “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 elected to the Senate in 1998 and before that served six years in the House of Representatives.
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Nate Sunderland, EastIdahoNews.com
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