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Senator says he won't fight DUI charge

A conviction for driving under the influence can have major repercussions. In addition to serious penalties, including fines and possible loss of liberty, it can impact future employment prospects and will almost certainly lead to a loss of driving privileges. All who face drunk driving charges in Wisconsin are entitled to have their rights protected through a strong DUI defense.

In the early-morning hours of Dec. 23, U.S. Senator Mike Crapo was pulled over after running a red light in Alexandria, Virginia. A Breathalyzer test indicated that his blood-alcohol level was over the legal limit to drive, and he was taken to the Alexandria jail. Another blood-alcohol test administered at the jail showed a blood alcohol concentration of 0.14 percent, which was up from the 0.11 percent indicated by the Breathalyzer nearly two hours earlier.

An expert on breath testing was quoted as saying that while there are various possible explanations for the inconsistencies in Senator Crapo's blood-alcohol levels between his initial stop and the test at the jail, it is certain that blood-alcohol testing isn't a perfect science.

On Dec. 29, a report noted that a spokesman for Senator Crapo announced that the senator did not intend to contest the charges at his court hearing on Jan. 4. DUI penalties under Virginia law are similar to those in Sheboygan County.

Those charged with a crime have a right to the best defense available. Anyone facing prosecution for DUI should investigate the best way to defend against the charge.

Source:, "Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo does not plan to fight DUI charge," Josh Lederman and John Miller, Dec. 29, 2012

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