Idaho Senator Michael Crapo on Friday pleaded guilty to drunken driving in Virginia.

The 61-year-old Crapo, a Republican, was arrested on December 22 after failing to stop at a red light in Alexandria while driving a 1999 white Jeep.

He pleaded guilty before a traffic judge and received a suspended sentence of 180 days in jail, a $250 fine, a year's suspension of his driver's license and enrollment in an alcohol safety program, The Washington Post reported.

After the hearing, which lasted 10 minutes, Crapo (pronounced CRAY-poe) told reporters: “I have recently made personal choices that are at odds with who I am, who Idahoans rightly believe me to be and who I strive to be.”

Crapo, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, whose members are prohibited from using alcohol, had a blood alcohol level of .110 at the time of his arrest, higher than the allowed .08 level for drivers in Virginia.

Crapo supports a federal constitutional amendment limiting marriage to heterosexual couples, having voted for it twice. He also voted against repeal of “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” and the gay-inclusive Hate Crimes Act.