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Sheriff’s reports reveal new details on McGee DUI arrest

Reports released today by the Canyon County Sheriff's Department reveal new details about state Sen. John McGee's Father's Day arrest for drunken driving and taking and jacknifing a stranger's vehicle, reports Dan Popkey; read his full report here in the Idaho Statesman. Among the new details: McGee's brother, Mark, who played in a golf tournament with him on June 18, said he was supposed to give McGee a ride home but couldn't find him; he reported that he called his brother about 10:15 p.m. and he responded he was "about a block away" from a house he was walking to; the brother then went searching for McGee unsuccessfully.

The reports also show that McGee's brown flipflops were found about a block away from the street where he was arrested, and that he told officers he'd had "three or four gin and tonics" after the golf tournament with the last one between 10 and 11 p.m.  He also told officers that he thought two others were driving him to Jackpot to gamble in the SUV in which he was found; he was found asleep in the back seat.

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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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