US senator arrested for drunk driving

2012-12-24 07:28
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Washington - Republican Senator Michael Crapo of Idaho has been arrested in Virginia for drunk driving, police said on Sunday.

Police officials said a vehicle driven by Crapo was stopped in the Washington suburb of Alexandria, Virginia, early on Sunday after he had run a red light.

Crapo underwent and failed several field sobriety tests and was taken into custody without incident, the officials said.

He was released on $1 000 bond a few hours later.

The senator is due in court on 4 January.

In a statement, Crapo said he had made a mistake, apologised for it and promised to "deal with whatever penalty comes my way in this matter".

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