Sen. Michael Crapo talks to reporters in 2007.
(CBS NEWS) -- Sen. Michael Crapo, R.-Idaho, was arrested in Virginia early Sunday
morning and charged with driving under the influence, Alexandria police
Police spokesman Craig T. Fifer said an officer was on
routine patrol when he saw Sen. Crapo's vehicle run a red light. It was
stopped at Hume Avenue and Mount Vernon at 12:45 a.m.
underwent several field sobriety tests, which he failed, Fifer said in a
statement. He was then taken into custody without incident.
took the senator to the Alexandria jail and he was released on $1,000
bond at about 5 a.m., Crapo's office said. He has a January 4 court
"I am deeply sorry for the actions that resulted in this
circumstance," Crapo said Sunday night. "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. I will also undertake
measures to ensure that this circumstance is never repeated."
Crapo is one of four Republicans in the self-named "Gang of Eight" -- a bipartisan group of senators who came together to work on a budget deal to avoid the upcoming "fiscal cliff."