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Sen. Mike Crapo Arrested On DUI, Takes Full Responsibility

Alexandria, VA Police Department

U.S. Senator Mike Crapo was arrested and charged with driving under the influence outside Washington, D.C. early Sunday morning.

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

“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.