Holy Crapo*, this is not good. It's not good to drink and drive, and it's really not good when you're a Mormon Senator who's outspoken about your abstinence from alcohol.
The incident went down early this morning, when Idaho Senator Crapo was arrested on suspicion of DUI after cruising through a red light. Thankfully nobody was hurt, and Crapo was transported to the Alexandria jail and released on an unsecured $1,000 bond at about 5 am.
"There was no refusal (to take blood alcohol tests), no accident, no injuries," police spokesman Jody Donaldson said. "Just a traffic stop that resulted in a DUI."
Police said Crapo, who was alone in his vehicle, registered a blood alcohol content of .110. The legal limit in Virginia, which has strict drunken driving laws, is .08.
The 61-year-old Crapo (KRAY'-poh) has a Jan. 4 court date.
"I am deeply sorry for the actions that resulted in this circumstance," Crapo said in a statement Sunday night. "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."
Ah, so it's KRAY'-poh.
Unfortunately for Mormon KRAY'-poh, he has allegedly spoken in the past about his abstention from alcohol. Oops.