Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Idaho State Sen. John McGee arrested barefoot and napping in stolen truck; looking for 'promised land'
Sen. McGee left a golf course late Saturday night after drinking heavily, walked barefoot for miles, then attempted to drive a Ford Excursion he discovered with its keys in the ignition. He subsequently jack-knifed the SUV and its 20-foot trailer in the Muir Woods neighborhood, after which he crawled in the back seat and took a nap.
When awakened, McGee said he was "looking for the "promised land."He was arrested for grand theft and DUI.
In 2006, McGee was named Young Republican of the Year and Republican Legislator of the year. He has frequently been mentioned as a potential candidate for Idaho governor.