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Washington, December 24, 2012
First Published: 14:16 IST(24/12/2012)
Last Updated: 14:18 IST(24/12/2012)
US senator arrested for drunk driving
Republican Senator Michael Crapo of Idaho has been arrested in Virginia for drunk driving, police said on Sunday.
Police officials said a vehicle driven by Crapo was stopped in the Washington suburb of Alexandria, Virginia, early Sunday after he had run a red light.
Crapo underwent and failed several field sobriety tests and was taken into custody without incident, the officials said.
He was released on $1,000 bond a few hours later.
The senator is due in court January 4.
In a statement, Crapo said he had made a mistake, apologized for it and promised to "deal with whatever penalty comes my way in this matter."
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