Cardinal Levada accepts fine, suspended license on drunk-driving charge
April 07, 2016
Cardinal William Levada, the former prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, has pleaded no contest to drunk-driving charges in a Hawaii court; he will pay a $300 fine and court costs, be required to undergo substance-abuse tests, and will lose his driver's license for a year.
Cardinal Levada, a California native, was stopped by police in Hawaii last August after he was observed driving erratically. Court records show that his blood-alcohol level was twice the legal limit. The cardinal admitted to an "error in judgment" after his arrest.
Cardinal Levada-- who was appointed prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith by Pope Benedict XVI in 2005 and resigned that post in 2012 at the age of 76-- now lives in retirement in San Francisco.
- Cardinal’s blood-alcohol level twice legal threshold (Hawaii Tribune)
- Former head of CDF arrested in Hawaii for driving under influence (CWN, 8/25)