Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Archbishop "Calm, Apologetic"--Officer at Checkpoint

The San Francisco Chronicle has published more details of the Archbishop's DUI arrest, including this description from the officer at the scene:

"Oakland Diocese Bishop Salvatore Cordileone, 56, was headed along San Diego State University's southern edge when he encountered a sobriety checkpoint, said Officer Mark McCullough. Cordileone was amiable but appeared intoxicated and was arrested at 12:26 a.m., McCullough said....

The area where he was arrested has a large number of fraternity and sorority houses, and police routinely run checkpoints on weekends. McCullough said 10 others were arrested at the same checkpoint that night.

'He was very calm, somewhat apologetic at the time,' said the officer, who ran the checkpoint that morning. 'He said he'd been drinking. But he wasn't a stumbling, falling-down drunk.'

The archbishop-designee's driving record is clean except for one ticket he got on Dec. 23 for failure to stop at a stop sign, according to the California Department of Motor Vehicles. If convicted of this latest offense, he could be sentenced to three years' probation, a fine of $1,800, two days in jail and sobriety counseling."

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