Twin Falls - 72.0 F (22.2 C)
  • Saturday

    High: 63º Low: 43º

  • Sunday

    High: 76º Low: 39º

  • Monday

    High; 53º Low: 48º

Senator Mike Crapo Will Not Contest Drunk Driving Charges

Tools

By Paul Johnson

Alexandria, (CNN) - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will not contest drunk driving charges filed against him following an incident in Virginia last Sunday.
That's according to a spokeswoman for the Republican lawmaker.
Crapo allegedly ran a red light in Alexandria, and failed several field sobriety tests at the scene.
Police say initial testing showed his blood alcohol level was point-one-one percent.
Crapo has not spoken about the incident, but in a statement last week, apologized for his actions and said he would accept whatever penalty was due.
Virginia law requires a 250-dollar fine and one-year license suspension for a D-U-I with a blood alcohol at Crapo's level.
Crapo is set to appear in court on January 4th -- the day after he is sworn in for his fourth senate term.


Subscribe to our Newsletters

KMVT Breaking News Alerts

Morning & Afternoon News Updates