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Posted on 08/27/2012 3:28:58 PM PDT by NYer
SAN DIEGO – The Roman Catholic archbishop-elect of San Francisco was arrested for investigation of driving under the influence, San Diego police said Monday.
The Rev. Salvatore Cordileone was taken into custody after being stopped early Saturday at a police checkpoint near the San Diego State University campus, said Detective Gary Hassen, a police spokesman. He declined to comment on whether Cordileone took a sobriety test or reveal his blood-alcohol content.
The stop was made at 12:26 a.m. on the outskirts of the campus, an area populated by college housing, modest restaurants and low-slung apartment buildings.
There was no record of Cordileone being in custody on Monday. The San Diego city attorney's office, which prosecutes misdemeanor DUI offenses, said it had not received a report on the arrest.
The San Francisco archdiocese did not immediately respond to phone and email messages seeking comment.
Cordileone is a 56-year-old native of San Diego, where he was raised and ordained as a priest in 1982. In July, Pope Benedict XVI selected him to replace Archbishop George Niederauer, who is retiring in October. Cordileone was most recently bishop of Oakland and several years ago, he was an auxiliary bishop in San Diego.
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He was sipping some Holy Water and it turned into wine. It’s not a DUI, it’s a MIRACLE!!!
No live boy, no dead girl. Just a bit o’ the grape.
Just a little late night practicing with the chalice.. He’s a real firebreather in these parts, especially in San FRansicko.
I had such high hopes for him to stop the erosion of the church there. Niederauer was a disaster. Oh well.
You’ve heard his sermons?
Fully clothed, too. Pretty mild as these incidents go.
You must be thinking of Randy Travis. At least he was getting material for new songs. Pulling a "randy" wouldn't work for sermon material, at least not until some years had passed.
Oh no. He’s the great hope of conservative Catholics in the San Francisco Bay Area. Pray for him, and that this isn’t what it initially appears to be....
I thought the left would attempt a sex scandal but a DUI charge is easier.
He was probably coming from dinner some place...it doesn’t take much to be charged with DUI in SF.
They were probably LYING IN WAIT for him! He’s a CONSERVATIVE....he MUST BE DESTROYED!!!
He wasn’t even taken into CUSTODY!!! Isn’t that what they do when someone is drunk???? SOmething is FISHY!!!
No, actually I wasn’t thinking of Randy Travis, but he did get arrested again last night. He was fully clothed, too.
I bet he wasn’t wearing his blacks, police are usually partial to clergymen.
Being the Arch-bishop in Gaytown would drive me to drink too.
Sit tight. There are precious few details and he has many enemies.
He was arrested at 12:30 am, in San Diego.
perhaps this one...?