Roman Catholic cardinal arrested for DUI on the Big Island

Hawaii News Now
August 25, 2015

William Levada


A retired Roman Catholic cardinal has been arrested on the Big Island for driving under the influence on Thursday. 

Police say The Most Eminent Cardinal William Levada was weaving in and out of traffic when they pulled him over late Thursday night on Hina Lani street in Kailua-Kona.

Levada was arrested for DUI and released after posting $500 bail.

The 79-year-old, from California, was the highest ranking American Cardinal under Pope Benedict XVI and retired in 2012.

In a statement, Levada admitted to an error in judgment and said he'd cooperate with police.


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