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Statement by U.S. Senator Crapo on DUI arrest

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12-24 at 03:11:02 CST

[As released by 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.