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Loaded Lugar: Senator's Wife, Charlene Lugar, Charged for Drunken Hit-and-Run

(AP)
Photo: Sen. Richard Lugar.

NEW YORK (CBS/AP) Charlene Lugar, wife of U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., has been charged with drunken driving and hit-and-run after hitting a parked car in northern Virginia.

Fairfax County Police say an officer stopped 76-year-old Charlene Lugar Wednesday evening at a McLean intersection after seeing damage to her car and smoke coming from the hood. Police later determined that she hit an unattended parked car about two miles away.

(Fairfax County Police )
Photo: Charlene Lugar's mug shot.

The charges she faces are misdemeanors.

In a statement, the senator said he is thankful that no one was injured and that he and his wife are "deeply sorry and embarrassed that this accident has occurred."

A trial is scheduled for Jan. 8 in Fairfax County General District Court.
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