Report: Sen. Michael Crapo Arrested On Suspicion Of Drunken Driving

Sen. Michael Crapo (R-ID) was arrested early Sunday on suspicion of drunken driving in Alexandria, Va., according to CBS News.

The senator was reportedly pulled over after a patrol officer saw him run a red light. According to CBS, the officer gave Crapo roadside sobriety tests and then arrested him without trouble.

Crapo apologized for the arrest late Sunday in a statement released by his office.

Officials with the Alexandria Police Department did not immediately respond to TPM’s request for comment.

This post has been updated. 


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