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Republican Senator Charged With DUI – DWI Defense Attorney Ross Goodman


Even senators need a DUI Lawyer, apparently.

Sen. Michael Crapo, a Republican senator from Idaho, was arrested on Sunday Dec 23, morning in Alexandria, Virginia for running a red light and subsequently failing the responding officer’s field sobriety test, he was then taken into custody and charged for drunken driving at the Alexandria jail.

Police spokesman Craig T. Fifer said an officer was on routine patrol when he saw Crapo’s vehicle run a red light. It was stopped at Hume Avenue and Mount Vernon at 12:45 a.m. and he was alone at the time. Reported by CBSnews.

According to the Alexandrian police along with failing the field sobriety tests Crapo’s blood alcohol was 0.11 while the legal limit in Virginia was at 0.8.

“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.” A statement released by Crapo that Sunday evening.

He was released on $1,000 bond at 5 a.m. and will appear at court on January 4th.

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