MCLEAN, Va. (WISH) - Police say the wife of Senator Dick Lugar was arrested Wednesdayevening for DUI following a traffic accident.
The accident occurred at the intersection of Old Dominion Driveand Dominion Reserve Drive in McLean, Virginia.
When police arrived at the scene they found 76-year-old CharleneLugar’s vehicle with front end damage.
Officers arrested Charlene at the scene. She faces twomisdemeanor charges including one count of driving whileintoxicated and one count of hit and run.
Police believe Charlene hit a parked car.
Sen. Lugar released a statement regarding this incident to themedia: "At about 6:30 p.m. last evening, November 18, Mrs. Lugarhad a traffic accident in our McLean, Virginia neighborhood. Acharge has been filed and a court appearance is scheduled forJanuary. No other persons were in her car or the unattended car shehit. Thankfully, no one was injured. We are deeply sorry andembarrassed that this accident has occurred."
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