Skip to comments.Police: Sen. Crapo Arrested, Charged With DUI
Posted on 12/23/2012 6:50:42 PM PST by knak
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- Authorities say U.S. Sen. Michael Crapo has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence in a Washington, D.C. suburb.
Police in Alexandria, Va., said Sunday that the Idaho Republican was pulled over early Sunday morning after his vehicle ran a red light. Police spokesman Jody Donaldson said Crapo failed field sobriety tests and was arrested at about 12:45 a.m. without incident. He was transported to the Alexandria jail and released on an unsecured $1,000 bond at about 5 a.m..
Donaldson said he didn't immediately know what Crapo's blood alcohol level was.
Crapo has a Jan. 4 court date.
A Crapo spokesman couldn't be immediately reached for comment Sunday night.
Crapo has been in the Senate since 1998, and served for six years in the House before that.
He is a Republican so he will be hounded out of the Senate.
A DemocRAT would have told the cop that he was on the way to the Hill to vote on a bill and then signed himself into a designer “rehab” joint for 30 minutes or so and this whole thing would have been forgotten. Republicans can’t get away with that though.
Has Teddy “No Pants” Kennedy ever got arreste for a DUI?
Biggest news out of Idaho since the toe tapping incident with Larry Craig.
Of course, the media will blow this up into a huge deal because it is a Republican. Just like they did with Craig.
Why would anyone want to emulate a Kennedy?
How can anyone with a name like that be anything other then a DimoCRAP??
Guess ‘we’ will be getting a new Senator.
The Dems will be all over it and the Pubbies will back them up.
Thought they were given ‘leave’ to go HOME for the holidays.
That is right, the only time they actually go HOME is to get reelected.
Nice work if you can get it.
‘They’ are getting better though, it took over 25 words to get to the fact he was an “R” ... usually that is part of the huge print, bold banner.
At least Crapo didn’t take a life, then fake a neck injury like Kennedy.
Cop’s wives, their kids, judges, and Democrat politicians get rides
At one point in time, I woul dhave cared that a republican senator just ruined his career, but have to say I don’t.
what an idiot, drunk driving. what, couldnt call the limo? you gotta drive drunk? fool.
Crapo? How appropriate for a politician! (Gee, it only costs $10 to file a name change)
“Has Teddy No Pants Kennedy ever got arreste for a DUI?”
Still, there's jim moran ~ a local congresscritter ~ i gather he walks and takes cabs.
What a fool.
People’s Republic of Alexandria. It’s amazing the petty stuff they pull over and ticket people for - “running a red light” to them entails having any portion of the car in the intersection when the light turns red, and the lights are timed to cycle very quickly through yellow to allow them to bust people. Its entirely possible there to have the front wheels crossing into the intersection when the light goes green to yellow, and not being completely out of the intersection when it goes yellow to red.
I won’t condone drunk driving, but it’ll definitely be interesting to see what his BAC was.
On a side note, had this been Jim Moran the cops would’ve just provided an impromptu escort to Murphys, or his home, depending on which direction he happened to be going in (being after midnight my bet would be on Murphys)
This is interesting because he is a Mormon. Of course a Mormon can get drunk, even though they’re not supposed to, but practicing Mormons rarely become alcoholics, because they’re big believers in religious supervision, which would likely spot an alcohol problem.
So there might be more to this. DUI is assumed to be alcohol, but also applies to both illegal and pharmaceutical drugs. At least two members of the Kennedy family have had driving problems, “sleep driving”, while taking the sleep aid Ambien.
Bottom line, there may be more to this than meets the eye.
He pronounces it CRAY-po.
Kind of like a “crop-py” fish, only different.
But they are both trying hard to avoid that crappy inference—lol.
Sounds like a set-up. They did the same to a legislator from New Jersey and now a cop is facing criminal charges for it.
I could tell it was a republican, because the word republican was used in the first paragraph. If party affiliation hadn’t been mentioned in the first paragraph, I would have correctly assumed it was a democrat
For a second I pictured Sam Donaldson leaking this news after his own DUI.
All the pubbies will cry for his immediate resignation. The Dems won’t have to say a word.
Just because he failed a sobriety test does not indicate he was under the influence. I do not drink, nor use any narcotics, cold medicine nor any other medication which could impair my driving, but that does not mean I can pass a field sobriety test. Having been an LEO, I know the FST. Running a red light... hmm.. classic!
But ... doubt anything will come of it as far as his seat. Sure the Lib press will eviscerate him but that will be the end of it.
Again. Idiot. Forget politics, cal a damn cab.
I prosecuted way too many DUI manslaughter cases.
I loved my time in Norhern Va but didn’t have the warm and
fuzzies over Arlington. Things better than 30 yrs ago?
No more Indonesian restaurant where, with proper supplications, you could get rat meat!
I think the Jordanians that owned the pizza joint in Rosslyn still own it. Alexandria is a little bit less organized ~ but it too has an enormous collection of large buildings. Now the complex is spreading out to Springfield.
Well, he copped a plea to leaving the scene of an accident, and lost his driver’s license for a while. Not that that stopped him from driving.
Senator Crapo should resign right after New Jersey Senator Menendez resigns.
Sam’s daughter getting revenge?
Well at least his name’s not Sh!thead! (Or Pelosi)
Give Teddy a break, he's been sober for over three years now.
Unusual last name might be Basque...Nowadays don’t take much to blow a .08 and get busted that’s why what the level is important.
He got moved to Chicago where he has voted the straight (D) ticket in every election since, just like his brothers.
It looks like he better check into one of those designer “rehab clinics” for politicians and celebrities pretty quick if he intends to “rehab” his reputation.
Another prime example of why the GOP must go.
The GOP has ZERO credibility on taxes, spending, and deficits. The GOP has ZERO credibility on integrity. The majority of Americans view Republicans as hypocrites and buffoons.
The GOP must be SMASHED and replaced with a genuine, conservative party.
Teddy’s been sober??
Enbalming fluid — 9 to 56% ethanol. (Thanks, Wiki)
No sympathy here. Too many of our so called legislatures are nothing more than drunks. They spend and spend and acquire their fiefdoms. They think the law doesn’t apply to them. I don’t care what party he ‘belongs’ to....a drunk is still just a drunk
One Dem Senator from MA was drunk and killed a woman.
He stayed in the Senate some forty more years, only leaving when he assumed room temperature.
Thought I read Crapo was a Mormon—don’t they refuse to indulge in adult beverages?
>>Why dont Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Churchs law of health and proper diet?
Our body is a precious gift from God. To help keep our bodies and our minds healthy and strong, God gave a law of health to Joseph Smith in 1833. This law is known as the Word of Wisdom (see Doctrine and Covenants 89:1-21).
In addition to emphasizing the benefits of proper eating and physical and spiritual health, God has spoken against the use of:
Coffee and tea.
Yes, The Swimmer is the archetypical example of RAT ethics. As Sen. Crapo demonstrates, we all have feet of clay. Ted’s clay extended up to his armpits.
No, Montana has sh!thead.
Two of them in fact.