Idaho State Majority Caucus Leader Arrested for DUI and Grand Theft

Via the Idaho StatesmanState Sen. John McGee arrested for drunken driving, grand theft

McGee began drinking at a golf course at about 10 p.m. Saturday night. At some point, McGee left the clubhouse on foot and walked for a distance, eventually coming upon a parked Ford Excursion with a 20-foot travel trailer near the Muir Woods Subdivision in Southeast Boise.

The keys were in the vehicle and McGee drove away just before 3 a.m. Sunday. McGee pulled the vehicle into a long driveway in the subdivision near Overland and Victory roads and Five Mile Road, in an attempt to turn around. The Excursion and travel trailer were jack-knifed in the driveway.

Two kids in the house were watching McGee’s activities. He exited the vehicle, walked up and down the street a few times, got in the back of the Excursion and went to sleep. The kids called police.

Happy Father’s Day:  let’s go visit Dad in the pokey (the Senator has a young daughter).

And, to just ramp up the ridicule a bit, he’s the Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee.  He is a Republican and represents the 10th district of the state.

It is bad enough that anyone engages in this kind of behavior, but it is even worse when someone who is an alleged “leader” of the community does so.

According to the piece, McGee had been considered a possible gubernatorial candidate.

h/t:  Bruce Barlett’s FB feed.

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  1. james says:

    Corruption is an equal opportunity employer, Throw the Bums out. (Character Counts)

    Our (Republic) has need of Representatives with Ethics,

  2. JanetS says:

    The GOP will sweep this under a rug because of their hypocrisy. Shameful that this has flown under the MSM radar.

  3. MSS says:

    Moral of the story: Never leave the keys in your vehicle.

    (You never know when a drunken senator might pass by.)

  4. OzarkHillbilly (used to be tom p) says:

    It is bad enough that anyone engages in this kind of behavior,

    but great when they are too drunk to do much more than pass out in somebody else’s driveway.