Police: US Sen. Crapo arrested, charged with DUI

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2010 file photo, Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho speaks in Boise, Idaho. (AP Photo/Matt Cilley, File)

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) – Authorities say U.S. Sen. Michael Crapo has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence in a Washington, D.C. suburb.


Police in Alexandria, Va., said Sunday that the Idaho Republican was pulled over early Sunday morning after his vehicle ran a red light. Police spokesman Jody Donaldson said Crapo failed field sobriety tests and was arrested at about 12:45 a.m. without incident. He was transported to the Alexandria jail and released on an unsecured $1,000 bond at about 5 a.m..


Donaldson said he didn’t immediately know what Crapo’s blood alcohol level was.


Crapo, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has a Jan. 4 court date.


A Crapo spokesman couldn’t be immediately reached for comment Sunday night.


Crapo has been in the Senate since 1998, and served for six years in the House before that.

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