It’s a new year, a new Congress, and a new driving ban for U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo.
The Idaho Republican, arrested in December on suspicion of drunken driving in Virginia, pleaded guilty Friday to the charges, which came with a $250 fine and a year-long suspension of his driver's license.
A 180-day jail sentence was suspended on condition of good behavior. His guilty plea came a day after the 113th Congress was sworn in.
Crapo, re-elected in 2010 with 71% of the vote, was arrested at 12:45 a.m. ET on December 23 in the Washington suburb of Alexandria, Virginia, after a police officer noticed his vehicle running a red light. Alexandria police said Crapo's blood alcohol level was .110 at the time of his arrest.
Well, this is just a bunch of crap, in my opinion.
Funny thing is, Crapo is a Mormon, and had claimed previously that he does not drink.
BTW- His last name is pronounced with a long A sound.
I know several active catholics who have said that the Pope/Church is totally nuts for not allowing birth control. Religion has nothing to do wtih it. People will be people no matter who and what.
Yeah, odd how his Mormonism is being kept out of the news coverage.
@Kodak – There is a big difference in saying you don't do something and then doing it; and doing something you believe in that your church does not.
What a great name for a Senator-Crapo. Even more fitting because he's a Republican.
This is actually an improvement for Republicons who are usually arrested in bathroom stalls at the Mpls airport.
A typical person who was suspected of DUI would serve mandatory jail time, the fine would have been much larger ($250 - really??) and "the church" would have excommunicated the "member" by now for embarrassing the saints!
It depends on the state, and typically nobody gets jail time for their first offense.
I don't see any favoritism by the state.
toldUso: Crapo's drinking didn't come with a body count, unlike Teddy Kennedy
Derrrr I am very dummm
In Ca., first DUI costs are close to $14,000. $250 is ridiculously cheap.
Doesn't much matter how he wants his name pronounced... he's still full of craypola.
He got the standard sentence–don't know why everyone is complaining that he didn't–mormonism like scientology is a mental illness
Why are you mentioning only Mormonism and Scientology? There's no difference between them and the other major brainwashing schemes out there... Judaism, Christianity, Islam, etc...
The man is a Republican and hails from a stste where the potato is King, the supply over 30% of us potaos with 60% of that into french friestater tots and the like, but what is not eaten goes into making Vodka mainly.
So maybe if he was on Vodka and tonic water diet he was doing it to aid employment in home state.
HERE IS QUES. FOR GOV LOVERS.
If he had ben stopped in DC going or coming from his office on official buisness what would the penalty and fine be?
Oh, you're right, he should totally used that for justification: the Tater Tot defense.
I, For one, am glad he pled guilty; nobody is above the law.
In Idaho to get elected as a democrat you need lots of welfare, state and federal employees, and out of state college students.
A republican needs the productive sector to get elected, farming, mining, logging and especially around 100 well heeled leaders in those industries both from in and out of state.
Would not surprise me to see vote of Seccession come before next pres election date.
Even the greeners are wondering why they get better support from repubs than demo partys in that state.
Lol. Yeah, okay, whatever.
In other words Bush and his party are the ones who made Obama's election possible because they put many ion welfare?
what a bunch of CRAP o the truth will soon to be known Madd is silent? LIES! I had 3 shots 3 hrs ago and went for a
drive, nobody was in any danger , blood acohol level was 0.114 at time of arrest. COME ON PEOPLE
IT is time to get out your FOIA request forms, And LETS get lhe REAL FACTS! and for all of u AAers yes HE has a problem SAME said for all of u FUNDIMENTILISTs
Religion and alcohol are fine when taken in moderation. Told to me by a priest !
Come to Virginia to drink! get pulled over and pay half what you paid at the fancy restaurant! 250 buck and you are home free. Virginia -2 drink minimum and your on the road
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