St. Paul: Sentencing a Saintly Sinner

Sentencing a Saintly Sinner

An arrest on charges of drunk driving would be embarrassing for any solid citizen, but for Roman Catholic Archbishop John Roach of St. Paul-Minneapolis, the experience was downright sobering. The churchman was picked up in February when his Chevrolet brushed against the side of a store. After a blood-alcohol test administered by police showed a reading of .19%, nearly double the .10% level that Minnesota law defines as intoxication, the archbishop was invited to spend the night in the county jail. Recalled Sheriff Dave Ninnemann: "He was a model prisoner."

After Roach pleaded guilty last week, a judge fined him $445...

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