10:40 p.m. update — According to a release from the Alexandria Police Department, Sen. Mike Crapo's blood alcohol content was .110. He failed multiple sobriety tests and was alone in his personal vehicle at the time of his arrest.
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9:46 p.m. update — Sen. Mike Crapo apologized for his actions in a statement published on Politico.
“I am deeply sorry for the actions that resulted in this circumstance,” Crapo said. “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.”
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NORTHERN VIRGINIA — U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) was arrested and charged with driving under the influence early Sunday morning in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria.
Crapo was pulled over near the corner of Mount Vernon and Hume avenues after an Alexandria police officer on routine patrol noticed the senator’s vehicle run a red light. Crapo was arrested at 12:45 a.m. and taken into custody “without incident,” according to a police spokesperson.
Crapo was then transported to the city’s Adult Detention Center and later released on an unsecured $1,000 bond.
Crapo's press secretary declined to comment.
The senior senator from Idaho is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 4.
It has been expected Crapo would take over the top Republican spot next year on the Senate Banking Committee.
Crapo is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which prohibits consuming alcohol.
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