Senior Mike Crapo got the standard penalty Friday for first time DUI (DWI in Virginia)–drivers license is suspended for one year, he was ordered to pay a $250 fine and attend alcohol awareness classes for 10 weeks.
He begged forgiveness and apologized outside the Alexandria, Virginia court after the sentence was handed down. Idaho media is mixed in its editorial conclusions, but the consensus is the conviction probably won’t hinder his re-election chances in four years.
We thought it rather glib when Crapo told AP he tried alcohol for the first time about a year ago but couldn’t remember the details…there are certain “firsts” that are hard to forget and if that “first” was within a year’s time it would be hard for most people to forget.
To insure more advertising-free Boise Guardian news, please consider financial support.