Senator John McGee Arrested For Drunk Driving, Stealing Vehicle
Members of the Idaho legislator continue their stunned shock over Sunday’s arrest of Senator John McGee, the Majority Caucus Chair. Mcgee was arrested early yesterday morning and charged with grand theft and driving under the influence. Ada County Sheriff’s Deputies said it all began Saturday night when McGee started drinking at a golf course at about 10. They said he later left the clubhouse on foot. Sean and Laurie Marron then got a call around 3:30 a.m. saying their truck and attached mobile home trailer was in their neighbor’s back yard. Apparently the driver, who deputies say was Senator John McGee, was trying to turn the rig around. The neighbor’s sons then said the driver ran around the house and up and down the gravel road. That’s when the police were called. McGee was booked into the Ada County jail at about 4:27 Sunday morning. He is expected to be arraigned this afternoon. Deputies say his blood-alcohol-level was 0.15 on the breath test, which is almost twice the legal driving limit.