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Sun Dec 23, 2012, 08:49 PM

Sen. Michael Crapo arrested on DUI in Virginia

Last edited Mon Dec 24, 2012, 01:48 AM - Edit history (2)

Source: CBS News

Sen. Michael Crapo, R.-Idaho, was arrested in Virginia early Sunday morning for driving under the influence, Alexandria police say.

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.

Crapo then underwent several field sobriety tests, which he failed, Fifer said in a statement. He was then taken into custody without incident.

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Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-34222_162-57560668-10391739/sen-michael-crapo-arrested-on-dui-in-virginia/





UPDATE (9:50 p.m. ET): Crapo has released a statement addressing the incident. From Politico:

"I am deeply sorry for the actions that resulted in this circumstance," Crapo said. "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."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20121223/us-crapo-dui-arrest/?utm_hp_ref=homepage&ir=homepage





UPDATE #2 (11:05 p.m. ET): Del Ray, VA Patch reports that Crapo "was alone in his personal vehicle at the time of his arrest." His blood alcohol content was .110

Here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/23/mike-crapo-dui_n_2357148.html

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Reply Sen. Michael Crapo arrested on DUI in Virginia (Original post)
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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 08:52 PM

1. Oh crap.



Just love those Republican family/religious values. Oh yeah.

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Response to dinger130 (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 08:53 PM

2. Crapo?

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 12:14 AM

49. He's in a crapo trouble, y'know?

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Response to Rozlee (Reply #49)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 12:49 AM

50. What, do they take away his planet?

Religion = The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon)

Don't they become gods of a planet in the afterlife?

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #50)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 01:23 AM

52. from an lds dem

We believe in Jesus Christ and in a nutshell that is part of what we believe to be God's plan, for us to become like him. What father would not want his children to have all that he hath?

Also go weigh in on this since Crapo is my senator. We don't really have any good dem candidates to challenge these guys. It'll be interesting to see how all this pans out tho.

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Response to BSUbluNorange (Reply #52)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:55 AM

66. Not rational. n/t

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Response to BSUbluNorange (Reply #52)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 04:11 PM

108. hell, any dem is better than a DUI repuke. Why don't you run?

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Response to BSUbluNorange (Reply #52)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 09:50 PM

121. The problem is Christians don't believe in the Book of Mormon....

 

So much has recently been revealed that strongly suggests Mormons are not Christians but rather some kind of weird cult.....Masonic handshakes through a scrim in the temple, the God Elohim that lives near the planet Kolob (is this science fiction)?

I have read nothing in the Bible that suggests man has any aspiration or capability of becoming god-like. In fact, we are differentiated from God due to our human nature.

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Response to Swede Atlanta (Reply #121)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 01:47 PM

122. Thus says the Lord, Ye are gods and children of the Most High......

Psalm 82

Thus says the Lord, Ye are gods and children of the Most High.
A Psalm of Asaph.

1 God astandeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods.

2 How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the apersons of the wicked? Selah.

3 Defend the poor and fatherless: do ajustice to the afflicted and needy.

4 Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked.

5 They know not, neither will they understand; they awalk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.

6 I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are achildren of the most High.

7 But ye shall adie like men, and fall like one of the princes.

8 Arise, O God, ajudge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations.



John 10:34-35


34 Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your Law, ‘I said, you are gods’? 35 If he called them gods to whom the word of God came—and Scripture cannot be broken—

Among other passages.

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Response to Rozlee (Reply #49)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 09:31 PM

110. For driving while crapfaced!

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Response to dinger130 (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 09:46 AM

70. It's always about the hypocrisy.



*************QUOTE*************

http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/23/16114019-idaho-sen-mike-crapo-arrested-for-dui?lite

Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo arrested for DUI

.... Crapo, a Republican, was stopped after a patrol officer saw his vehicle go through a red light. After failing field sobriety tests, he was arrested at 12:45 a.m. and “taken into custody without incident,” according to the statement by Alexandria police. ....

Crapo (pronounced KRAY-poh)... ....

Crapo has served in the Senate since 1998, where he has built a reputation as a staunch social and fiscal conservative. He is currently in his third term and won't have to run again until 2016.

A Mormon from Idaho Falls, Idaho, he has five children with his wife, Susan.





NBC's Frank Thorp and The Associated Press contributed reporting.

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Response to UTUSN (Reply #70)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 09:57 AM

72. This guy can look both smug and crazy at the same time! What is up with those eyes?

He looks like the Devil!

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Response to UTUSN (Reply #70)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:05 PM

97. KRAY-poh, BAY-ner, COKE, ...I think I know why these guys turned heartless and mean.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 08:55 PM

3. Here's a link to his Wikipedia bio ...

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 09:00 PM

5. Oh my .... oh my my my

"He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints."

from wiki

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Response to Botany (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 09:03 PM

8. Lulz. Good catch.

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Response to Botany (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 09:41 PM

14. Alcohol consuming Mormons - not as rare as people seem to believe. n/t

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Response to UtahLib (Reply #14)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 09:56 PM

17. Religious hypocrites.

I've seen the same thing here in the Middle East with Muslims. A lot of them like to drink.

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Response to OnlinePoker (Reply #17)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 04:28 PM

87. "Idaho senator facing DUI had image as teetotaler"

December 24, 2012 at 3:45 pm

Idaho senator facing DUI had image as teetotaler
By John Miller
Associated Press

Alexandria, Va. — When U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo sponsored a 2010 bill to cut taxes on small beer brewers, he said he did so for pro-business, not pro-beer reasons.

A Mormon, the Idaho Republican told the Associated Press at the time that he abstains from alcohol, and he pledged to have a root beer to celebrate if the bill passed.

Crapo's arrest early Sunday in a Washington, D.C., suburb on suspicion of drunken driving suggests a private life that departed from his public persona as a teetotaling member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. About a quarter of Idaho's population subscribes to the Mormon faith, which prohibits members from using alcohol, as well as coffee, tea and tobacco.

~snip~
Crapo, first elected in 1998, is expected to take over the top Republican spot next year on the Senate Banking Committee. He also serves on the Senate's budget and finance panels and was a member of the so-called "Gang of Six" senators who worked in 2011 toward a deficit-reduction deal that was never adopted by Congress.

From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121224/NATION/212240360#ixzz2G0VG9ums

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #87)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 03:25 PM

113. The newest convert to "The Church of Jesus Christ of Blotto-day Saints."

Such hypocrites...

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Response to KansDem (Reply #113)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 11:48 AM

116. Lets avoid the blanket statements about the LDS church please

I've never sipped a drop of alcohol or done illegal drugs and plan on keeping that way because of my faith. (I did have a weak moment in high school when I tried Coffee lol. I thought the after taste was disgusting. Later got married and turns out my wife experimented with coffee too.)

That said, I'm all for legalizing marijuana. And same-sex marriage! The tenants of my faith shouldn't determine what other people can do with theirs.

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Response to BSUbluNorange (Reply #116)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 12:26 PM

117. I commend you

I've never sipped a drop of alcohol or done illegal drugs and plan on keeping that way because of my faith.

I was referring not to the "Latter-day Saints" but to the newly conceived "Blotto-day Saints." You know, that group of members who profess to be saintly in public but who do the same things I do. You know, "hypocrites."

I'm just sick and tired of "religious" hypocrites who look down on the rest of us because we don't believe in their "God." It seems we are privy to regular reports of their transgressions as their clay feet dissolve and they crumble to the ground. But they built their empires on hypocrisy by pointing their "holier than thou" fingers at the rest of us.

And it's not restricted to just one religion.

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Response to UtahLib (Reply #14)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 09:56 PM

18. But a Mormon who drinks would not be considered a Mormon in good standing.

He would not be able to hold a Temple Recommend which would allow him to go into the Temple; so this is a big deal. And I'm sure it couldn't have happened to a nicer person. Hypocrite.

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Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Reply #18)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 10:18 PM

24. True

But there are also mormons who lie to their Bishops in order to attain or retain a temple recommend. Counterproductive and hypocritical, I know. It's termed keeping up appearances and is not uncommon since a Bishop is bound to believe the person if there is no evidence to the contrary.

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Response to UtahLib (Reply #24)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 11:33 PM

44. There is evidence to the contrary in this case. nt

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Response to Barack_America (Reply #44)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 11:46 PM

46. Indisputable evidence.

I wasn't referring to him, in particular, but I have no doubt that he will be required to forfeit his temple recommend if he has one.

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Response to UtahLib (Reply #46)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 02:42 AM

63. How long does the temple recommend forfeiture last?

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Response to No Vested Interest (Reply #63)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 09:27 PM

95. I believe that will be decided by his Bishop.

I don't think the rules are set in stone but he will probably be required to agree to at least a year of repentance before being able to request another Temple recommend. I'm not sure what other requirements there may be. I think more research on my part is required before giving a more definitive answer.

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Response to UtahLib (Reply #95)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:53 PM

98. What does one do

in the year of repentance?
Thanks for answering my first question.

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Response to No Vested Interest (Reply #98)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 02:15 PM

124. He does not need to "repent" to his Bishop over drinking

He might need to for a DUI - however, breaking the Word of Wisdom (the health code that forbids alcohol and tobacco) are considered minor offenses against oneself and do not require confession to the Bishop or Stake President (one interviews with both for a Temple recommend).

http://www.lds.org/manual/gospel-principles/chapter-19-repentance?lang=eng

"We must confess all our sins to the Lord. In addition, we must confess serious sins—such as adultery, fornication, homosexual relations, spouse or child abuse, and the sale or use of illegal drugs—which might affect our standing in the Church, to the proper priesthood authority. If we have sinned against another person, we should confess to the person we have injured. Some less serious sins involve no one but ourselves and the Lord. These may be confessed privately to the Lord"


Edit to add the year long wait is for any offense that would cause disfellowship - drinking is not one of them,

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Response to FreeState (Reply #124)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 01:45 AM

131. It might be an offense against oneself but

he will be asked by his Bishop if he is in compliance with the Word of Wisdom during the interview in which a Temple recommend would be approved or denied. If his answer is in the negative (especially concerning alcohol) the Bishop can, at his discretion, deny the request for a Temple recommend.

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Response to UtahLib (Reply #14)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 10:18 PM

23. unless folks grew up with "Jack Mormons" most folks don't know n/t

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Response to oldhippydude (Reply #23)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 10:21 PM

25. Yes, and there are many mormons who never attend temple services for one reason or another. n/t

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Response to oldhippydude (Reply #23)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 10:57 PM

38. The only Mormons in my family that I ever knew were ALL

Jack Mormons, lol. They were culturally Mormon, but not religious. Heck, they were barely culturally Mormon. They had Mormon roots, that's about it.

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Response to oldhippydude (Reply #23)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 12:50 PM

79. i had a jack mormon uncle (by marriage)

he smoked and drank like a fish. he went back to his (deep early mormon settler) roots when he was on his deathbed.

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Response to UtahLib (Reply #14)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 10:47 PM

32. Jack Mormons who admit what they are tend to be quite human

unlike the hypocrites who point their fingers at everybody else while they claim sainthood for themselves.

Crapo is one of the worst.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #32)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 10:53 PM

37. I totally agree. n/t

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Response to UtahLib (Reply #14)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 08:20 AM

69. Sen. Michael Crapo has stated he does NOT drink for religious reasons. He's another liar (R)

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #69)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 03:30 PM

107. Actually Crapo spoke the truth

He drinks alright, but he drinks for reasons other than religion. Politicians tend to be excellent at doublespeak, especially the hypocritical ones.

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Response to UtahLib (Reply #14)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 09:00 AM

102. There' s an old joke in Idaho...

Q: Why do you bring along at least two Mormons when you go fishing?

A: If you bring one, he'll drink all the beer.

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Response to UtahLib (Reply #14)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 02:03 PM

106. Why do you take two Baptist with you fishing?...

If you take just one, he will drink all your beer.

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Response to UtahLib (Reply #14)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 12:31 AM

129. If you ever go fishing with a Morman,

make sure there are two of them. If you go fishing with only one Morman, he will drink all of your beer. (I actually heard that from a Morman in Arizona).

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Response to UtahLib (Reply #14)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 10:02 PM

135. I wouldn't be surprised in the least if Romney was hitting the sauce during the campaign.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 08:58 PM

4. I find him guilty of a felony drunk driving and sentence him to 5-10 years.

 

Now, Idaho has to put up another useless senator.

I think Otter's next.

Then Idaho has to get rid of their teabaggers and go liberal.

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 09:02 PM

7. Idaho, liberal? Dream on, honey! n/t

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 09:50 PM

16. All of our Senators are useless

in Idaho.

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Response to Vanje (Reply #16)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 01:24 AM

53. Amen

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Response to Vanje (Reply #16)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 01:42 AM

58. Yes, they know better than to pick up other guys in airport restrooms....

.. and tap their foot at people in next stall, and stuff...

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 10:46 PM

31. Send Bob Nonini

Bob Nonini is the state senator from Coeur d'Alene. He's about three-quarters worthless but that's better than 90 percent of the Idaho statehouse.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #31)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 01:25 AM

54. That'd be the wrong congressional district

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Response to BSUbluNorange (Reply #54)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 03:49 AM

64. Crapo is a senator, not a representative

His replacement can be from anywhere in Idaho.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #64)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:53 AM

76. Interesting, had no idea!

How is the replacement selected?

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Response to BSUbluNorange (Reply #76)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 03:34 PM

85. In Idaho, the governor chooses the replacement

Butch Otter has experience in this: he appointed Jim Risch (who was serving as lieutenant governor at the time) to replace Wide Stance Larry after he got caught cruising airport bathrooms.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #85)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 08:48 AM

101. ironic that Butch has his own dui on record

idaho, led by clowns.

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Response to BSUbluNorange (Reply #101)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 12:28 PM

105. How true

What would be really ironic is if Crapo resigned - he won't; he will do some sort of repentance dance or something and the voters will love him even more. Then Idaho would become the only state where both its senators got their jobs through appointment by the same governor.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #105)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 11:43 AM

115. Was Risch appointed?

I thought he just ran for it because it was election year and they didn't appoint anyone. I hate Jim more than any of our current congressman. That guy is a little beady eyed moron.

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Response to BSUbluNorange (Reply #115)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 01:16 PM

119. He was appointed, then won his first election

I dislike Labrador more than Risch but Risch is a worthless fuck all on his own.

Labrador's greatest hit came in a Transportation Committee hearing on truckers' hours of service. The HOS regulation is majorly screwed up, and you know it's broken when every stakeholder in the trucking industry -- drivers, trucking companies, the Teamsters, trucking associations, safety advocacy groups, state regulators and the federal government - says the rule is broken. I don't think you could get Joe Trucker, Joe's company, the American Trucking Association, the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association, the Teamsters, the New York State Police, Parents Against Tired Truckers and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to agree truck tires are round, but they all agree HOS is fucked. Labrador sat in a meeting and told these people HOS was fine, they just need to enforce it.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 09:01 PM

6. He managed to stay under the radar since 1999 and then emerges thusly.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 09:06 PM

9. It's pronunced "cray poe"....still an odd name though.

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Response to 1620rock (Reply #9)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 10:00 PM

19. They are all full of it so to speak!

We have Crapo and we also have Boehner...pronounce (Baaay-nooor). LOL

Juliet:
"What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet."
William Shakespeare

Or smell as rancid, as the Repukes that they are!

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Response to 1620rock (Reply #9)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 10:06 PM

20. I've run across the name doing genealogy

Supposedly a French sailor named Pierre Crapeau or Crapaud was shipwrecked off Cape Cod in the 1600s and most of the Crapo's in the US are his descendents.

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/h/a/r/Cindy-C-Harcourt/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0490.html

http://boards.ancestry.com/thread.aspx?mv=flat&m=49&p=surnames.crapo

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Response to starroute (Reply #20)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 01:00 AM

51. He's related to the founder of GM and a past politico in Michigan.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 09:10 PM

10. He's in deep doo-doo now. n/t

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 09:11 PM

11. Bet he tried the whole

"Do you know who I am" routine.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 09:13 PM

12. Idaho

"He was re-elected unopposed in the 2004 election, a rarity in the Senate. He was re-elected in 2010 with 71% of the vote."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Crapo

Yep...Idaho.

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Response to Ash_F (Reply #12)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 01:27 AM

55. Our gov. got a dui while serving as lt. gov

The good ole boys club works well for these guys here. Not so much in dc though (see former sen. larry foot tapping craig)

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Response to Ash_F (Reply #12)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 01:48 AM

60. I was in Pullman WA. (WSU) and did news in Lewiston when he was a congress critter in 95.

Thats what I called him then: Crap-O. But what did I know then..

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 09:20 PM

13. Guess the Republicans are driven to drink after the election results.

They can afford to overindulge themselves.

Not like those on food stamps.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 09:43 PM

15. Now you know the real reason the GOP hates PBO

PBO lives their values while they just spew their values.

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Response to underthematrix (Reply #15)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:32 AM

75. PBO?

As a former Oregon resident relocated to Boise, I know that particular acronym was synonymous with the Portland Baroque Orchestra. Anyway, unlike our brand of elected moral guardians here in Idaho, it's nice to hear that this ensemble is on record as being very well-behaved!



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Response to Zambero (Reply #75)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 11:49 PM

125. President Barack Obama

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 10:08 PM

21. Update added to the OP up above. n/t

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 10:11 PM

22. K&R

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 10:28 PM

26. Is that his real name?

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Response to Crunchy Frog (Reply #26)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 10:48 PM

33. Yes. South Idaho has quite a few Crapos.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #33)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 09:41 PM

96. Just a guess - because South Idaho is too close to Utah. n/t

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 10:36 PM

27. I haven't heard that name Crapo since that bogus impeachment vote

As they did the roll call, I heard his name.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 10:41 PM

28. That special sacramental wine catches up with you...

especially when you add some hypocrisy. I will say he give it up to getting his just desserts, why drive your a Senator you have a staff.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 10:41 PM

29. Does he have a wide stance? Does he love his wife?

Inquiring minds want to know!

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Response to 47of74 (Reply #29)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 10:51 PM

35. I wish he had a stance at all, besides being against anything a Democrat comes up with

If Patty Murray were to drop a resolution in the hopper that says potatoes taste good, Crapo would vote against it.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 10:45 PM

30. Sentence him to 100 hours waiting on people in wheel chairs because of drunk drivers.

My Mom is available.

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Response to DebJ (Reply #30)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 10:57 AM

73. So sorry about your mom.

I notice he did not say he was sorry for the people whose lives he endangered while DUIing. I'm betting he doesn't much care about that. Just how it all looks.

Strength to you and your family.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 10:49 PM

34. Obama drugged him

So says Orly Taintz.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 10:51 PM

36. At least he didn't have a wide stance like his predecessor n/t

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Response to cosmicone (Reply #36)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 10:58 PM

39. How do you know?

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Response to 47of74 (Reply #39)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 02:36 AM

62. I don't. I was being flippant. n/t

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Response to cosmicone (Reply #36)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 08:35 PM

120. So being gay is worse than being a drunk driver?

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Response to dbackjon (Reply #120)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 06:07 PM

134. Being gay and being a hypocrite, voting for anti-LGBT measures certainly is worse. n/t

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 10:59 PM

40. Was there an unreported passenger with him?

Last edited Sun Dec 23, 2012, 11:52 PM - Edit history (1)

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Response to Tom Ripley (Reply #40)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 12:40 PM

77. And did they check the trunk?

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 11:00 PM

41. Geez, Idaho.

That's your second senator that's been arrested in the last five years for acting like an asshole.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 11:07 PM

42. How long before . . .

Let's see . . . he was arrested early Sunday morning. It's now late Sunday night, almost Monday.

I'm betting that by the end of the day Monday we discover that he was not alone in his car (wink!! wink!!).

So, tell me, what do you bet . . . will his companion have been a working girl, or, a young man?!?!?

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Response to OldRedneck (Reply #42)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 11:55 PM

48. A female staffer or lobbyist...the latter being synonymous with working girl

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 11:23 PM

43. Sauce up Pukes.

It's the only way they can deal with the reality they have created for themselves. Sauce or hoot and holler religion or both. Sick fucks.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 11:44 PM

45. Why do you always take two Mormons fishing?


Because if you only take one, they'll drink all your beer.

(Joke I heard when I first moved to eastern Idaho).

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Response to Strelnikov_ (Reply #45)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 09:02 AM

103. Didn't see that you had beat me to it.

We told that joke in Southern Idaho, as well.

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Response to Frank Cannon (Reply #103)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 11:11 AM

104. For an area that was 80%+ Mormon

the Maverick chain in the region had consistently the best c-store coffee I have found anywhere in the country.

Not to beat up on Mormons, though. Found them to be not bad sorts, and very practical. Like Woody, steer away from the differences steer toward common ground.

Still think the Assembly of God gospel 'o' prosperity types are the hardest to stomach.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 11:46 PM

47. giving him kudos for his apology

hoping this will make him a better human being

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 01:31 AM

56. A republican politician named Crapo. You couldn't make something like that up.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 01:36 AM

57. UPDATE: Crapo "was alone in his personal vehicle at the time of his arrest."


UPDATE 2 (11:05 p.m. ET): Del Ray, VA Patch reports that Crapo "was alone in his personal vehicle at the time of his arrest." His blood alcohol content was .110.

Here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/23/mike-crapo-dui_n_2357148.html

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #57)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 10:53 PM

111. Yeah, she got out of the car while they did the

Field sobriety test, so technically, that's true.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 01:46 AM

59. What's with the senators from Idaho?

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 02:03 AM

61. Idaho's GOP Senators tend to get arrested when out-of-state

Former Senator Larry Craig in Minnesota, and now Crapo in Virginia. Maybe they should just stay home, stay out of trouble, and just not cast votes any more -- whatever it takes to stay on the right side of the law.

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Response to Zambero (Reply #61)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 02:07 PM

82. I'll second that motion!

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Response to Zambero (Reply #61)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 04:42 PM

89. If they had stayed home, they wouldn't have been arrested

nor would we have heard about it on the news. only those who don't toe the party line or piss someone off get in trouble with the law in-state.

The first time I met Crapo he was involved in one of the biggest state-wide lies and flatout lied about it right there in front of anyone. But he's a really bad actor and wasn't able to cover the stink on the landmine he laid in the middle of the room. And he was obviously covering for a person who should have been led out f the room in cuffs by federal agents.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 06:41 AM

65. You're full of crap, Mike Crapo!

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 08:08 AM

67. There's a Deb Crapo in NH politics

http://forumhome.org/deb-crapo-for-register-of-probate-p12389-78.htm

Who knew there was so much crapo in politics?

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 08:10 AM

68. Nice MORMON family values

CRAPO has !

Does he have to turn in his MAGIC MORMON UNDERWEAR now?

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 09:50 AM

71. Right on time...

...more hypocrite news. Hypocrites, every damn one of them.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:14 AM

74. The Idaho U.S. Senator "curse" strikes once again

What's a moral guardian (who turns out to be a moral hypocrite) to do?

Once caught, Larry Craig attributed his woes to a "wide stance". So what will Crapo's official excuse be? A "wide glass" perhaps?

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 12:46 PM

78. Was he rushing over to the airport to meet his buddy Larry Craig?

 

I hear drunk Senators spend a lot of time in airport bathrooms, especially if they're Republican men from Idaho.

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Response to leftlibdem420 (Reply #78)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 04:40 PM

88. There's already a Mike & Larry joke (poll) making the rounds

What would take place if Larry Craig and Mike Crapo were to arrange a secret rendezvous? Select from the following possible options:

a) Engage in hanky-panky
b) Engage in heavy drinking
c) Engage in both

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 12:52 PM

80. Name like Crapo? I'd drink too. n/t

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 01:09 PM

81. Bummer of a last name. nt

 

nt

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Response to Remmah2 (Reply #81)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:54 PM

92. Ha ha - Rachel called him Mike CRAP-o on her program

(a few years ago). I remember her saying "I'm not making this up"

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 02:17 PM

83. What a load of crapola......

Had this been a democratic senator, they'd be calling for his resignation.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 02:50 PM

84. If he had any pot on him

he'd be in REAL trouble!

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 04:07 PM

86. That's less than ten minutes from the LDS Building at 2810 King St. in Alexandria.

I wonder if he was there Saturday night.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 04:42 PM

90. Be Careful Here

DUI transgressions are decidedly non-partisan and epidemic in our society. Be mindful for whom this particular bell tolls.

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Response to SkyAintFalling (Reply #90)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:33 PM

91. If Dems are convicted of DUI no Duer here will excuse him or her....

unlike freepers who, no doubt, are currently blaming Obama for Crapo's misdeeds. Welcome to DU,by the way.

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Response to SkyAintFalling (Reply #90)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 08:45 PM

94. OK, but I'm pretty sure pubs are winning on the scoreboard. /nt

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 08:24 PM

93. A LMAO swiped from HuffPo

"Tagg Romney, in defense of Senator Crapo, said that no one ever wanted to drive drunk less than Mike Crapo."




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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:55 PM

99. As Jimmi Hendix sang, "Crapo crapo"

WTF is wrong with Idaho senators? First Larry Craig and now this guy.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 05:37 AM

100. "Crapo then underwent several field sobriety tests, which he failed"

Should have studied harder...

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 05:43 PM

109. Why was Crapo not asked to resign, like they would has asked a Dem

had a Dem done that?

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 12:37 PM

112. well that just stinks

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 08:56 PM

114. Update from my local Patch:

This happened right down the block from where I live. I am away for the holidays, but I thought you'd like to read the latest:
According to the criminal complaint filed by the Alexandria Police, the arresting officer noticed a white vehicle driving north on Commonwealth Avenue make a U-turn just north of the street’s intersection with Mount Vernon Avenue. The officer reported that the vehicle then stopped at a red light at the Mount Vernon-Commonwealth intersection, but later made a left turn to move south onto Mount Vernon Avenue while the signal remained red. The officer, positioned on the south side of the intersection, then initiated a traffic stop.

Upon encountering the driver, identified as Michael Dean Crapo with an address in Washington, DC’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, the officer detected a strong odor of alcohol on Crapo's breath “which became stronger as he spoke,” according to the criminal complaint. The officer wrote that the driver exhibited slurred speech and described the driver’s eyes as “bloodshot and watery.”

“The driver indicated that he consumed several shots of vodka hours earlier and did not consume any more alcoholic beverages since,” the officer wrote in the report.

The driver failed to complete several sobriety tests. He was then offered and agreed to take a preliminary breath test. The breath test showed the driver had a blood alcohol content level of 0.11. The legal limit in Virginia is 0.08.

Crapo is charged with driving while intoxicated and disregarding a red light. His privilege to drive in Virginia was suspended for seven days for a first-time offense.
http://delray.patch.com/articles/idaho-us-senator-mike-crapo-arrested-dui-alexandria-va-vodka-court-date-del-ray

Drew, the author, is a good guy. HE just reports what the story is... boy I wish I were home... I;d love to know where he had those cocktails. We don't have **Shot** bars in this neighborhood.

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Response to Raine1967 (Reply #114)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 12:58 PM

118. I don't know anyone over the age of 30 who drinks vodka shots. n/t

.

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Response to factsarenotfair (Reply #118)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 02:08 PM

123. Folks who drink "undercover". A bottle hidden at work is likely to be vodka.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #123)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 12:04 AM

127. I know but I think he meant shots from little shot glasses like young people use at parties. n/t

I've heard of gummies soaked in vodka, too. Not usually an "old people" thing.

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Response to factsarenotfair (Reply #127)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 01:07 AM

130. Why do Buck Mormons prefer Jack Daniels?

The bottle won't roll out from under the seat if they have to jam the brakes.

I think that as a novice drunk with no cultural knowledge of the art of drinking, he may have been referring to a pull of the vodka bottle as a shot.

I haven't had time to look at his record, but I would almost bet he was a moderate as opposed to a teabilly Republican.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 12:02 AM

126. Update: His blood alcohol level was higher.

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.
...
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2012/12/28/crapo-wont-fight-dui-charge/

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Response to factsarenotfair (Reply #126)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 12:08 AM

128. level of 0.14 means Crapo tested 1/100 of a percentage point below level that would have mandated...


-snip-

Police have said Crapo registered a blood alcohol level of 0.11 percent when he was pulled over early Sunday in the Washington suburb of Alexandria, Va., after running a red light. But a secondary test performed after Crapo was brought to the jailhouse - the one that will be used in court - registered at 0.14, nearly twice the legal limit, according to a law enforcement official with knowledge of the arrest. The official wasn't authorized to release information publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

"He does not plan to contest the charges," said Crapo spokesman Lindsay Nothern, adding that Crapo has consulted with a local Virginia attorney ahead of his Jan. 4 court hearing.

Nothern confirmed there had been a discrepancy in the blood alcohol tests, but said he was uncertain why they differed.

A blood alcohol level of 0.14 means Crapo tested 1/100 of a percentage point below the level that would have mandated jail time under Virginia law. The legal limit in Virginia, which has strict drunken driving laws, is 0.08 percent.

-snip-

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_CRAPO_DUI_ARREST?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-12-28-21-24-56



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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #128)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 02:58 AM

132. Oh, wow. What a lucky ducky he was. n/t

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 08:09 AM

133. Crapo. Nough said.

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