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'Squeaky Clean' Mormon Sen. Mike Crapo Drank 'Multiple Vodka Shots' Before DUI Arrest

Thu, Dec 27, 2012 at 10:34:14 am

Another Republican politician who says one thing in public and does another thing in private, and will suffer no political consequences because of the IOKIYAR principle: Report: Mike Crapo Drank Vodka Shots.

Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) drank multiple vodka shots before he was arrested for driving under the influence early Sunday morning in Alexandria, according to public court documents.

Crapo, 61, has a court date set for Jan. 4, according to news reports. Police say Crapo made a U-turn at a red light and while he was being cited for a traffic violation, the officer smelled alcohol, and noticed bloodshot eyes and slurred speech. He failed sobriety tests. Police say he had a .110 BAC, significantly above the Virginia legal driving limit of .08.

In an apology issued Sunday, Crapo said in a public statement: "I am deeply sorry for the actions that resulted in this circumstance. I made a mistake for which I apologize to my family, my Idaho constituents and any others who have put their trust in me. I accept total responsibility and will deal with whatever penalty comes my way in this matter."

Crapo has a reputation as a "squeaky clean" right wing Mormon, who boasted publicly that he abstains from alcohol.