Sen. Mike Crapo pleads guilty to drunken driving charge

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U.S. Senator Mike Crapo has pleaded guilty to a drunken driving charge in an Alexandria court on Friday, the Associated Press is report.

Crapo, an Idaho Republican, pleaded guilty to a first-offense DWI and received a $250 fine and a 12-month suspension of his driver's license. He will also have to complete an alcohol-safety program, but he will not have to serve a 180-day suspended jail sentence as long as he remains on good behavior.

The Senator was arrested by Alexandria police on Dec. 23. An officer noticed Crapo's vehicle run a red light, and Crapo failed several field-sobriety tests and had a blood-alcohol content above the legal limit.

According to a court document, Crapo told the arresting officer that he had consumed several vodka shots hours before he was pulled over.

njagoda@washingtonexaminer.com

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