After pleading guilty to one charge of drunken driving on Friday, Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID) released a statement in which he expressed both regret and relief "to have this matter resolved."
Crapo was arrested by police in Alexandria, Va. on Dec. 23 after failing field sobriety tests. His blood alcohol level was 0.11 when he was pulled over and he later blew 0.14 during a subsequent preliminary breath test. In the statement, Crapo vowed to "work hard to regain the trust" of his family and constituents.
I am grateful to have this matter resolved and will follow through on the sentence imposed by the court. I sincerely regret the choice I made because tragic consequences can result from combining drinking and driving. I am grateful that no one was injured. I am profoundly sorry for the pain and embarrassment that I have brought to my family, to Idahoans, to my church, to my colleagues in the U.S. Senate and my staff, to anyone who has placed their trust in me. I am also deeply appreciative of those who have reached out to me over the last few days with messages of encouragement, support and forgiveness. These words mean more to me and my family than they can ever know. I will work hard to regain the trust of my family and Idahoans.