Alexandria, Virginia police statement
Alexandria Police Charge U.S. Senator with DUI
Alexandria Police arrested Michael Dean Crapo, 61, and charged him with driving under the influence on Sunday, December 23 at 12:45 a.m. An officer was on routine patrol when he noticed a vehicle go through a red traffic signal. The officer initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle at Hume Avenue and Mount Vernon Avenue. Sen. Crapo was identified as the driver and arrested after failing several field sobriety tests. He was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Alexandria Adult Detention Center where he was released on a $1,000 unsecured bond. His BAC was .110 and he was alone in his personal vehicle at the time of arrest. He has a January 4, 2013 court date.
Statement from the office of U.S. Senator Crapo
On Sunday, December 23, 2012, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo was picked up by police in Alexandria, Virginia, for running a red light. He was subsequently also charged with driving under the influence, a misdemeanor. Crapo was released on a $1,000 bond, and has a January 4, 2013, court date.
Senator Crapo released the following statement:
“I am 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. 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. “