The AP reports that Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) won't contest charges of drunken driving when he appears in court in January.
Crapo was arrested early Sunday morning. He ran a red light in Alexandria and told a police officer who pulled him over that he had “consumed several shots of vodka,” according to court documents.
While police have said that Crapo took a breath test resulting in a blood alcohol level of .11, the AP adds that the senator later took a second jailhouse breath test that registered a level of 0.14. Virginia’s legal limit is .08.
Crapo was released on $1,000 bond and will appear in court Jan. 4. He has apologized in a statement, saying, “I accept total responsibility and will deal with whatever penalty comes my way in this matter."