Update: Idaho State Senator Out on Bail
Senate Caucus Chairman John McGee has been released from the Ada County Jail on a $5,000 bond after a short hearing this afternoon. The Idaho statesman reports that McGee’s wife and parents were present, and it appeared from the brief hearing that McGee’s attorney may argue that a medical issue was at play. The Caldwell Republican was arrested early Sunday morning and charged with felony grand theft and misdemeanor DUI after police found him in the backseat of an SUV — with a 20-foot travel trailer — that witnesses say he initially tried to drive off in. a preliminary hearing has been set for july 1st.