Idaho Sen. Faces Jan. Court Date

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Idaho U.S. Sen. Michael Crapo. Crapo was arrested early Sunday morning, Dec. 23, 2012 and charged with driving under the influence in a Washington, D.C. suburb.

An apology isn’t going to get Senator Crapo out of this one. The Idaho Republican—and supposedly observant Mormon—may feel bad about getting a DUI, but eventually he’s going to have to face the law. The drunk-driving social and fiscal conservative will go to court Jan. 4. Mike Crapo, who has claimed he abstains from alcohol because of his Mormon faith, was released on $1,000 bond after being pulled over for running a red light and being taken into custody for driving under the influence early Sunday morning.