Hoaxes & Rumors

Was Michele Bachmann Arrested for DUI in Colorado?

Was Michele Bachmann Arrested for DUI in Colorado?

A story circulating this week states that Republican congresswoman Michele Bachmann was recently arrested for driving under the influence in Colorado.

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The article is satire.

Published by the website Newslo, we read the fictitious story about the former Presidential candidate’s woes in Fort Collins.

Michele Bachmann, Republican congresswoman from Minnesota, was arrested early Tuesday morning in Fort Collins, Colorado for driving under the influence of a controlled substance. After reportedly running a red light and failing multiple sobriety tests, Bachmann was taken into custody and booked at the Fort Collins jail. She was released at 5 a.m. on $1,000 bail.

Newslo describes itself as a news/satire website.


There has been a rise in satirical websites over the past year, and stories such as these are often seen and shared by readers unaware of the intent of the writers.

Fort Collins Response

In response to the fake Bachmann story, the city of Fort Collins tweeted that the “rumors about Congresswoman Michele Bachmann being arrested for DUI in Fort Collins are NOT true.”

Bottom Line

Michele Bachmann was not arrested for DUI in Colorado. The article making this claim is satire.

Note that we no longer link to viral satirical stories such as these, for this reason.

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