The following comes from an August 25 Daily Mail article by Snejana Farberov:
A Roman Catholic cardinal from California was arrested last week on a drunken driving charge while vacationing on Hawaii’s Big Island.
Police say Cardinal William Levada, 79, was seen driving erratically before he was pulled over Thursday night on Hina Lani Street in Kailua-Kona.
Levada, a former archbishop of Portland and San Francisco, was charged with DUI and released after posting $500 bail.
Before his retirement as archbishop in 2012, Levada was the highest ranking American cardinal within the hierarchy of the Catholic Church.
In a statement released in the wake of his arrest, the clergyman said he regretted his ‘error in judgement’ and promised to continue cooperating with police, reported Hawaii Tribune-Herald.
According to Michael Brown, spokesperson for the Archdiocese of San Francisco, Levada was vacationing in Hawaii with some of his priest friends at the time of the incident.
Levada was behind the wheel of a 2015 Nissan Altima and was alone when a police officer saw him swerve while going northbound on Queen Kaahumanu Highway at around midnight Thursday, according to the Hawaii paper.
The 79-year-old cleric is due back in court on the Big Island September 24.