U.S. Senator Michael Crapo from Idaho was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol, on December 23, 2012. If you were also arrested for making a little too merry during the holidays and then driving home, contact a Las Vegas DUI lawyer for help.
Police said Crapo registered a blood alcohol level of 0.11 percent when he was pulled over in Alexandria, VA, a suburb of Washington D.C., after running a red light. A secondary test performed at the jail registered a 0.14 level, almost twice the legal limit.
A spokesperson for the Senator said Crapo consulted with a local Virginia attorney ahead of his hearing, a wise idea considering the driving restrictions and possible jail time he could face. If you have a DUI, you should consult with a Las Vegas DUI lawyer before you go to court.
Crapo pleaded guilty before the judge to drunken driving. The judge ordered a suspended sentence of 180 days in jail, a $250 fine, a year’s suspension of his driver’s license, and enrollment in an alcohol safety program.