Idaho senator to appear in court on DWI charge

Published On: Jan 04 2013 03:38:48 AM PST   Updated On: Jan 04 2013 03:50:48 AM PST
U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo arrested, charged with DUI

Idaho Republican Sen. Michael Crapo is scheduled to appear in a Virginia court to answer drunken driving charges.

Crapo is charged with a first-offense DWI and failing to obey a traffic signal. The DWI charge is a misdemeanor under Virginia law. His arraignment is scheduled Friday morning in General District Court in Alexandria.

Police say Crapo was pulled over for running a red light and registered a blood alcohol level above the legal limit.

A spokesman for Crapo has said the senator does not plan to contest the allegations.

Crapo issued a statement shortly after his Dec. 23 arrest apologizing for his actions.