Sunday, June 19, 2011

Sen. McGee Jailed on DUI, Theft Charges

Posted By on Sun, Jun 19, 2011 at 4:55 PM

  • Courtesy: Ada County Sheriff's Dept.

Idaho State Sen. John McGee was arrested early this morning and sent to Ada County Jail on charges of DUI and grand theft.

A spokesman for Ada County Sheriff's Office said deputies were dispatched to a car crash on Knapp Place near Victory Road about 2:20 a.m. That's where they found an SUV that had jack-knifed with its cargo trailer. Deputies said the vehicle was stuck on a barrier separating a residential yard from a driveway. Deputies said McGee was the only person inside the vehicle. McGee told deputies that he was traveling to Jackpot, Nev. During the investigation, deputies said they determined the SUV, a Ford Excursion, and the trailer had been stolen from a nearby residence.

McGee registered a blood alcohol content of .15 on a breath test.

McGee is scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow afternoon in district court.

McGee serves the citizens of Idaho District 10, including Caldwell, Greenleaf and Wilder. He was first elected to the Idaho Senate in 2004. Earlier this year, he was chosen by his party to serve as Majority Caucus chair in the Senate. He is a member of three Senate committees: Local Government and Taxation, State Affairs and Transportation.

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