On November 25, the wife of Senator Richard G. Lugar (R-Indiana) was arrested for driving under the influence and hit-and-run after she crashed into a parked car, according to Fairfax County police.
Shortly after 6:30 p.m., an officer noticed smoke coming from the car driven by 77-year-old Charlene S. Lugar and saw damage to the front end as she traveled along Old Dominion Drive and pulled her over, according to Officer Bud Walker. Upon stopping her, the officer “developed probable cause that she was intoxicated” and arrested her. Her alleged blood-alcohol content was not released.
According to Walker, the officer investigated the damage to the front end of the vehicle and determined that she had struck a vehicle on Churchhill Road in McLean, not far from where she was stopped.
Lugar was taken to Fairfax jail, where she was given a breathalyzer test and taken into custody. According to Fairfax Sheriff’s Lt. Sonny Cachuela, she was released several hours later.