John McGee Faces New Charges, Probation Violation


The other shoe may have just dropped in the saga of John McGee vs. the law.

The former Caldwell Republican state senator, who was first arrested in June 2011 (shoeless, no less) for taking a stranger's SUV and trailer and crashing the vehicle onto the front lawn of a residence, spent the weeks leading up to the 2012 Idaho legislative session handing out mea culpas to anyone who would listen.

"One of the things I can do is to be responsible role model in my actions," said McGee

But by late February, McGee resigned from the Legislature, following sexual misconduct charges involving a Senate attache.

Today, the Ada County Prosecutor's Office charged McGee with disturbing the peace in connection with an incident at McGee's office on Feb. 7. A disturbing the peace charge may not sound like much, but McGee has also been slapped with violating his probation, which he is still under following his June 2011 arrest.

Prosecutors are asking that Magistrate Judge James Cawthon, the same justice who sentenced McGee last year, consider the former lawmaker's new charges.