Sen. John McGee, R-Caldwell, was arrested for drunken driving and grand theft early Sunday morning. He is currently being held in the Ada County jail.
McGee has several high profile positions in the Treasure Valley. He is the director of marketing at West Valley Medical Center in Caldwell, chairman of the board of trustees for the College of Idaho in Caldwell, chairman of the Canyon County Republican Central committee, and Senate majority caucus chair.
According to the Ada County Sheriff’s Office, McGee started the eventful night Saturday drinking in a golf course clubhouse. McGee left the clubhouse and began walking before coming to a Ford Excursion with a trailer hooked up. The SUV was unlocked with the keys inside. McGee got inside and drove away. At some point, McGee tried turning the vehicle and trailer around in a driveway near Overland and Victory in Boise. McGee was unsuccessful at turning around and the Excursion and trailer jack-knifed. McGee then exited the vehicle and walked back and forth a few times before climbing back in and going to sleep. Two witnesses in a nearby house were watching all of the events transpire and called police. When police arrived McGee told authorities he was on his way to Jackpot.
McGee is in his fourth term representing District 10 in Canyon County.