Sen. Michael Crapo was arrested in Alexandria, VA early Sunday morning for driving under the influence. WTOP radio's Thomas Warren broke the news about the Idaho Republican's brush with the law.
Crapo is a member of the LDS church, and Mormons are supposed to refrain from drinking alcohol. Police spokesman Craig T. Fifer said an officer was on routine patrol when he saw Sen. Crapo's vehicle run a red light, CBS News reported. Crapo then underwent several field sobriety tests, which he failed, Fifer said in a statement. He was then taken into custody without incident.
A Harvard Law School graduate, Crapo was first elected to the Senate in 1998, after six years in the House. He is one of four Republicans in the self-named "Gang of Eight" - a bipartisan group of senators who came together to work on a budget deal to avoid the upcoming "fiscal cliff."
Via WTOP and CBS News.