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Monday, October 10, 2016

Establishment Republican Senator Mike Crapo of Idaho pled guilty to drunk driving in Jan. 2013 despite claiming he doesn't drink because he's a Mormon. Crapo said contrary to earlier reports, he was drinking vodka and tonic, not straight vodka-CBS News, Jan. 2013

Jan. 2013

Jan. 4, 2013, "Sen. Mike Crapo pleads guilty to DUI charge," CBS News, Jake Miller


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"Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence
today in an Alexandria, Va., court and was sentenced to 180 days, all of them suspended.

He will also be paid a $250 fine and court fees, will take a DUI course, and will have his driver's license suspended for 12 months. He could apply for a restricted license in the meantime.

Crapo, a Mormon who has said he does not drink alcohol, was arrested on December 23 in Alexandria, Va., a suburb of Washington, D.C. His blood alcohol was recorded at 0.14 after he was brought to jail, well above the national legal limit of 0.08.

After the verdict was announced, Crapo told CBS News' Tolleah Price that, contrary to earlier reports, he was drinking vodka with tonic water, not straight vodka. He took a drive to "try to wind down," eventually turned around to head home, and was pulled over by police on his way home. He said that he had "on occasion had alcoholic drinks in my apartment" over the last few months, and that he is deeply embarrassed by his "poor choice" and the disappointment it has caused among his family, his constituents, and those who share his Mormon faith."




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