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State senator arrested for DUI, theft

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Republican Senator John McGee says he is embarrassed by his arrest on allegations he drove off in a stranger's vehicle and was driving under the influence of alcohol. The four-term Senator from Caldwell was arrested early Sunday and is being held in the Ada County Jail pending arraignment Monday. Authorities say a breath test found he had a blood-alcohol content of .15, nearly twice Idaho's legal limit. McGee's attorney Scott McKay says McGee has never been in this kind of situation before, but is confident in the justice system and vows to handle the matter responsibly. McGee faces a potential felony of grand theft for taking the vehicle. KTVB-TV has a full report here and KIVI-TV has a full report here, each adding some twists to the bizarre story; McGee is expected to be arraigned on Monday.

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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

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