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BOISE — Former state Sen. John McGee faces two new charges and an arrest warrant in relation to the sexual harassment allegations a female Senate staffer made against him in February.

Today the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney’s office filed a criminal charge against him for disturbing the peace.

The prosecuting attorney office's complaint against McGee states that on or around Feb. 7, he “did willfully and maliciously disturb the peace or quiet of a person, by offensive conduct.”

Because McGee was on probation due to a 2011 DUI conviction, the disturbing the peace charge brings with it a charge of probation violation.

Both charges are attached to a $1,000 bond, and Magistrate Judge James Cawthon has issued a warrant for McGee's arrest.

The next court date will be set after McGee is in custody.

McGee of Caldwell resigned as state senator in February amid the sexual harassment allegations. Idaho State Police turned the case over to Ada County prosecutors in April.

The DUI offense took place over Father's Day weekend last year, when McGee was arrested June 19 after police said he stole a vehicle while intoxicated and crashed it in a nearby yard. A felony count against him of operating vehicle without the owner's consent was dropped, but he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor offense of driving under the influence of alcohol. He served jail time and paid restitution for the stranger's vehicle that he damaged.


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