US senator arrested for drunk driving
24 December 2012, 09:35
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".