Idaho Sen. Michael Crapo was arrested a charge of driving under the influence early today after he allegedly ran a red light in Alexandria, Va., police said.In 2009, Crapo voted against a second four-year term for Ben Benanke as chairman of the Federal Reserve.
The Idaho Republican was arrested without incident after he failed a field sobriety test, Alexandria police spokesman Jody Donaldson told ABC News Radio.
Crapo was released on a $1,000 bond, and has a court date scheduled for Jan. 4, 2013.
Crapo released a statement apologizing for the incident.
“I am deeply sorry for the actions that resulted in this circumstance,” Crapo said. “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.”
UPDATE: Crapo is a practicing Mormon, but not practicing very well. Mormons, of course, believe they should not drink alcohol.