Ladies and gentleman…..meet the senator of the year.
An Idaho state senator was arrested Sunday morning for stealing a car from the home of a “complete stranger” and driving under the influence.
According to KTVB, John McGee was caught trying to back the stolen Ford Excursion and cargo trailer into a neighbor’s yard in the Boise area of Ada County.
The 38-year-old Republican caucus chairman was booked into the Ada County Jail at 4:27 a.m. after police found that he had a blood alcohol content of .15 – almost twice Idaho’s legal limit.
Lt. Kody Aldrich said that McGee did not know the owner of the vehicle and it was unclear why he was in the area in the first place.
“Nobody knows why he was there,” Aldrich said. “It doesn’t sound like he did either.”
Joe Carleton, the neighbor of the vehicle’s owner, said he became aware of McGee when the senator got stuck trying to turn the rig around.
“I was awakened by the sound of my kids screaming that there was somebody out in the backyard,” Carleton said.
The senator got out of the Excursion after it got stuck and began walking up and down the street. He later returned and fell asleep in the SUV’s backseat.
Carleton said that when he woke up McGee, the senator told him that “he was looking for the promised land.”
“I thought he was kidding when he told me his name,” Carleton added.
McGee is expected to be arraigned Monday afternoon.
Now this is the kind of guy you want representing your state………SIKE!