Sen. Crapo apologizes after arrest for DUI

Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo (R) issued an apology Sunday after he was arrested in Virginia for driving under the influence.

Alexandria police said the GOP lawmaker was stopped by an officer on routine patrol early Sunday when he saw Crapo’s vehicle run a red light at 12:45 a.m.

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Crapo underwent a field sobriety test, which he failed. He was subsequently taken into custody “without incident,” according to a police spokesperson. The senator was released after posting bond.

Crapo in a statement Sunday night apologized for the incident, saying he was “deeply sorry for the actions that resulted in this circumstance.”

“I made a mistake for which I apologize to my family, my Idaho constituents and any others who have put their trust in me,” he said. “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,” Crapo said.

The senator is slated to appear in court Jan. 4.

— Updated at 10:15 p.m.