Sen. Mike Crapo has bigger headaches than the fiscal cliff fight right now. On Fri., Jan. 4, he's scheduled to be in court in Alexandria, VA, after being arrested just before Christmas on for DUI.
The Idaho Republican doesn't plan to fight the charges, AP reports. But questions about the incident still remain. Results from a secondary blood alcohol test performed at the jail show the conservative three-term senator registered a higher level about an hour after being arrested than when he was first tested by the police officer who stopped him.
Crapo has apologized and taken responsibility for the incident in a statement, but he hasn't spoken publicly about the arrest. And David Nir of Daily Kos Elections thinks there may be more to the story.
"Hmm. GOP Sen. Mike Crapo says he won't contest drunken driving charges when he appears in court in Virginia in January, stemming from a recent arrest in Alexandria where his blood-alcohol level was well over the legal limit," Nir writes.
"But we still don't know what Crapo was doing when he got pulled over, seeing as all his colleagues had gone home for the Christmas holiday - and seeing as he'd always been known as a teetotaler, in accordance with Mormon doctrine. It sounds like he wants this to all get swept under the rug as quietly as possible, but I wonder if he'll have to allocute in some fashion when his case is heard."
Via AP and Daily Kos Elections.