REPUBLICAN SENATOR MICHAEL CRAPO OH IDAHO ARRESTED FOR DRIVING DRUNK
TEL AVIV (MarketWatch) -- Sen. Michael Crapo (R., Idaho) was arrested early Sunday morning in Alexandria, Va., and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, media reports say. Reports quoted the police as saying that the senator ran a red light, was pulled over and failed field tests of sobriety. He was released on $1,000 bond. Crapo, 61, is in his third term in the Senate. The Associated Press reported that in Virginia, anyone who registers a blood alcohol level of 0.08% or higher faces an automatic driver's-license suspension for seven days. The police said the senator's level was 0.11%. A first-time conviction carries a fine of at least $250 and license revocation for a year, AP reported. The senator apologized for the incident and said he would undertake to ensure that it never happens again.