Idaho Lawmaker Who Drunkenly Stole Car Gets Off With Misdemeanor | Talking Points Memo

After he stole a Ford Excursion and drove it with a .15 blood alcohol content — almost twice the legal limit — John McGee was charged with felony grand theft and faced the prospect of a hefty jail sentence. The Republican state senator from Idaho, who had been mentioned as a possible congressional or gubernatorial candidate, seemed to have reached the end of his political career.

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