[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/09/01/art.todd.palin.cnn.jpg caption="McCain and Sarah and Todd Palin campaigning in Washington, Pennsylvania."]ST. PAUL, Minnesota (CNN) - A senior adviser to the McCain campaign confirmed Monday that Todd Palin, husband to Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, was arrested for driving while intoxicated in 1984.
"Yes, 24 years ago he had a DWI," senior McCain adviser Steve Schmidt told reporters in St. Paul.
Schmidt was asked if he was worried about the news, and replied, “I was not.”
The story was first reported by David Brody, a CNN contributor and Christian Broadcasting Network News Senior National Correspondent.