Posted Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, at 8:34 AM
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Republican Senator Mike Crapo has apologized after his DUI arrest in Alexandria, Va. on Sunday morning.
Crapo, a Mormon with a political reputation for social and fiscal conservatism, was pulled over by police after he ran a red light. He then failed the field sobriety test and was arrested at about 12:45 a.m. According to Politico, the Idaho senator's blood alcohol level was .110. The legal limit is .08.
Here's his apology, issued Sunday night (via Politico):
“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, who was named a bishop to the Mormon church at age 31, has previously told the Associated Press that he abstains from alcohol as part of his faith.
The third-term senator was set to take over the top GOP spot on the Senate Banking Committee next year. But after his release on $1,000 bond, Crapo will be kicking off the New Year a bit differently: his court date is January 4.