SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A former San Francisco archbishop and one of the highest-ranking American officials of the Roman Catholic Church has been arrested in Hawaii on suspicion of drunken driving.
The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported Monday that Cardinal William Joseph Levada of Menlo Park was stopped last week while driving on the Big Island.READ MORE: Suspect Arrested After Brutal San Francisco North Beach Assault of Asian American Couple
Levada was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and released from jail after posting $500 bail. He is due in Kona District Court on Sept. 24.
In a statement issued through the Archdiocese of San Francisco, the 79-year-old Levada said he regrets his error in judgment and intends to cooperate with authorities.READ MORE: COVID Reopening: San Francisco Public Elementary School Students Return To Classrooms
Authorities say Levada was stopped after a Kona patrol officer saw him swerve while driving on Queen Kaahumanu Highway.
Levada started serving as archbishop of San Francisco in 1995. In 2006 he was named a cardinal.MORE NEWS: Stimulus Check Update: Is A Fourth Relief Payment Coming Your Way?
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