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Catholic Cardinal Arrested for Driving Under the Influence

August 25, 2015, 8:26 AM HST
* Updated August 25, 8:41 AM
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Hawai’i County Police arrested a Roman Catholic Church Cardinal last week for driving under the influence.

William Joseph Levada, 79, of Menlo Park Calif., was arrested and charged for a DUI and released on $500 bail.

Police said the incident occurred on Aug. 19 at 11:15 p.m. He was charged at midnight the next day.

The arrest occurred on Hina Lani Street in Kailua-Kona after an officer observed him swerving while traveling north on Queen Kaahumanu Highway north of Kealakehe Parkway.


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