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Former San Francisco Archbishop Arrested For DUI In Hawaii


Hawaii Tribune-Herald told that a former San Francisco archbishop, 79-year-old William Joseph Levada, was taken into custody in Hawaii on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Levada was stopped at about 11:15 p.m. on 19th of August as his motor vehicle was seen by cops travelling uncontrollably onto the shoulder 2 times before it crossed the median while travelling north on Queen Kaahumanu Highway, told Hawaii police Capt. Randal Ishii.

According to the cops, Levada told them that he was getting back home after having dinner at a restaurant in town.

In a statement, Levada expressed his sadness, “I regret my error in judgment. I intend to continue fully cooperating with the authorities”.

His bail was set at $500 which he posted and was released from jail. On 24th of September, he is summoned in Kona District Court.

According to Major Mitchell Kanehailua of the Hawaii Police Department, Levada was travelling alone in the motor vehicle and that he had never heard Levada being taken into custody prior to this incident.

In the year 1995, Levada began serving as archbishop of San Francisco and was named a cardinal in the year 2006.

News Source: www.SanFrancisco.SunTimes.com

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