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Police: Sen. Crapo Arrested, Charged With DUI
Times News ^ | 12/23/12 | Associated Press

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.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 112th; alcohol; crapo; dui

1 posted on 12/23/2012 6:50:52 PM PST by knak
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To: knak

He is a Republican so he will be hounded out of the Senate.


2 posted on 12/23/2012 6:55:39 PM PST by NonValueAdded (If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you've likely misread the situation.)
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To: knak

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.


3 posted on 12/23/2012 6:56:12 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (U.S. elections have become nothing but another cheap ripoff of American Idol.)
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To: knak

Has Teddy “No Pants” Kennedy ever got arreste for a DUI?


4 posted on 12/23/2012 6:56:40 PM PST by Patriot Babe
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To: knak

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.


5 posted on 12/23/2012 6:56:47 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: knak

Why would anyone want to emulate a Kennedy?


6 posted on 12/23/2012 6:56:52 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: knak

How can anyone with a name like that be anything other then a DimoCRAP??


7 posted on 12/23/2012 6:57:23 PM PST by AlexW
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To: knak

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.


8 posted on 12/23/2012 6:57:37 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: Patriot Babe

At least Crapo didn’t take a life, then fake a neck injury like Kennedy.


9 posted on 12/23/2012 6:59:05 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: knak

Cop’s wives, their kids, judges, and Democrat politicians get rides
home.


10 posted on 12/23/2012 6:59:28 PM PST by Sivad (Nor Cal Red Turf)
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To: knak

At one point in time, I woul dhave cared that a republican senator just ruined his career, but have to say I don’t.

Bye!


11 posted on 12/23/2012 6:59:51 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: knak

what an idiot, drunk driving. what, couldnt call the limo? you gotta drive drunk? fool.


12 posted on 12/23/2012 7:00:09 PM PST by beebuster2000
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To: knak

Crapo? How appropriate for a politician! (Gee, it only costs $10 to file a name change)


13 posted on 12/23/2012 7:00:34 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: Patriot Babe

“Has Teddy “No Pants” Kennedy ever got arreste for a DUI?”
_________________________________________

Or manslaughter?


14 posted on 12/23/2012 7:01:59 PM PST by AlexW
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To: Sivad
not always true in northern virginia ~ we have democrat juries around here who vote for the death penalty ~ kinda' weird, but nobody wants to die if they've got a really good government job, so murderers and DUIs are held in low repute.

Still, there's jim moran ~ a local congresscritter ~ i gather he walks and takes cabs.

15 posted on 12/23/2012 7:04:28 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: knak

What a fool.


16 posted on 12/23/2012 7:05:32 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: knak

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)


17 posted on 12/23/2012 7:06:01 PM PST by tanknetter
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To: knak

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.


18 posted on 12/23/2012 7:08:22 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Pennies and Nickels will NO LONGER be Minted as of 1/1/13 - Tim Geithner, US Treasury Sect)
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To: faithhopecharity; AlexW

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.


19 posted on 12/23/2012 7:12:04 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: knak

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.


20 posted on 12/23/2012 7:19:52 PM PST by BobL (Agenda 21...Agenda 21...Agenda 21...Agenda 21...Agenda 21... (whatever the hell that is))
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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


21 posted on 12/23/2012 7:23:05 PM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: SoFloFreeper
"Donaldson said Crapo failed field sobriety tests"

For a second I pictured Sam Donaldson leaking this news after his own DUI.

22 posted on 12/23/2012 7:23:58 PM PST by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: knak

All the pubbies will cry for his immediate resignation. The Dems won’t have to say a word.


23 posted on 12/23/2012 7:29:30 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: BobL

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!


24 posted on 12/23/2012 7:29:59 PM PST by Fully Awake DAV (Navy Vet when homosexuality was not tolerated)
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To: knak

Idiot.

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.


25 posted on 12/23/2012 7:29:59 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: muawiyah

I loved my time in Norhern Va but didn’t have the warm and
fuzzies over Arlington. Things better than 30 yrs ago?


26 posted on 12/23/2012 7:30:35 PM PST by Sivad (Nor Cal Red Turf)
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To: Sivad
They've paved over much of Arlington with condos ~ tall ones in fact. Then there's Metrorail ~ the place is hard core urban downtown these days.

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.

27 posted on 12/23/2012 7:38:15 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: AlexW

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.


28 posted on 12/23/2012 7:40:18 PM PST by LiveFree99
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To: NonValueAdded

Senator Crapo should resign right after New Jersey Senator Menendez resigns.


29 posted on 12/23/2012 7:40:49 PM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: knak

Sam’s daughter getting revenge?


30 posted on 12/23/2012 7:43:58 PM PST by deweyfrank
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To: Fightin Whitey

Well at least his name’s not Sh!thead! (Or Pelosi)


31 posted on 12/23/2012 7:47:44 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: Patriot Babe
Has Teddy “No Pants” Kennedy ever got arreste for a DUI?

Give Teddy a break, he's been sober for over three years now.

32 posted on 12/23/2012 8:46:29 PM PST by Graybeard58 ("Civil rights” leader and MSNB-Hee Haw host Al Sharpton - Larry Elder)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
There is a "breach of the peace" exception to the congressional immunity clause. However, I do believe that drunk Democrats are considered a normal occurrence in Washington. Drunk Republicans constitutes a breach of the peace.

-PJ

33 posted on 12/23/2012 8:57:24 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: knak

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.


34 posted on 12/23/2012 9:03:34 PM PST by mosesdapoet ("A voice crying in the wilderness make streight for the way of the Lord")
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To: Graybeard58
Give Teddy a break, he's been sober for over three years now.

He got moved to Chicago where he has voted the straight (D) ticket in every election since, just like his brothers.

35 posted on 12/23/2012 9:03:46 PM PST by eldoradude (Let's water the tree of liberty with THEIR blood...)
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To: Political Junkie Too

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.


36 posted on 12/23/2012 9:09:24 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (U.S. elections have become nothing but another cheap ripoff of American Idol.)
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To: xrmusn

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.


37 posted on 12/23/2012 9:23:11 PM PST by Perkalong (GOP 2012 = Whigs 1856)
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To: Graybeard58

Teddy’s been sober??

Enbalming fluid — 9 to 56% ethanol. (Thanks, Wiki)


38 posted on 12/23/2012 10:29:03 PM PST by Scrambler Bob (If you could read my mind ... just count up the felonies!)
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To: knak

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


39 posted on 12/23/2012 10:45:31 PM PST by Nifster
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To: knak
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.

A US Senator out partying hard on a Saturday night - he's not the only one, the political class in the DC area is living the good life while the rest of the country sinks into financial ruin. Our tax dollars at work.
40 posted on 12/23/2012 11:17:40 PM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: knak
Crapo needs Gordon Ryan, Esq.

Photobucket

41 posted on 12/24/2012 2:08:18 AM PST by Does so (Dims don't think ... they PLOT!)
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To: NonValueAdded

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?

http://www.idahostatesman.com/2012/12/23/2391585/crapo-arrested-on-dui-near-dc.html


From the introduction to “WKRP in Cincinnati”: (radio dial goes to various stations, including a news one): “but the Senator, while insisting he was not intoxicated, could not explain his nudity.”

hmm...
looked up...

>>Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s 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:

Tobacco.
Alcohol.
Coffee and tea.
Illegal drugs.

http://mormon.org/faq/law-of-health/


42 posted on 12/24/2012 6:38:25 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

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.


43 posted on 12/24/2012 6:47:09 AM PST by NonValueAdded (If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you've likely misread the situation.)
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To: eldoradude
meanwhile in MA guess who's running, possibly, for Kerry's seat? One Edward M. Kennedy Jr. Living in Branford CT now but that can be fixed easily. I don't believe this son has substance abuse problems (unlike his brother Patrick) but even if he did, no problem.

44 posted on 12/24/2012 6:50:46 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: faithhopecharity

No, Montana has sh!thead.

Two of them in fact.

lol


45 posted on 12/24/2012 8:09:28 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: knak
Oh, Crapo!


46 posted on 12/24/2012 11:01:39 AM PST by garjog (Heroes Died. Obama Lied.)
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To: knak
Oh, Crapo!


47 posted on 12/24/2012 11:03:55 AM PST by garjog (Heroes Died. Obama Lied.)
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