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