SF Archbishop Arrested for DUI

    FILE - In this file photo from Friday July 27, 2012, newly appointed Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, center, speaks with other members of the church during a press conference held at St. Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco. Cordileone, the Roman Catholic archbishop-elect of San Francisco, has been arrested for investigation of driving under the influence early Saturday morning in San Diego, says a police spokesman.  In July, Pope Benedict XVI selected the Cordileone to replace Archbishop George Niederauer, who is retiring in October. Cordileone was most recently bishop of Oakland and several years ago was an auxiliary bishop in San Diego. (AP Photo/Michael Short, File)

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    San Francisco’s new archbishop was in a confessional mood on Monday after being picked up for allegedly driving under the influence in San Diego over the weekend. Archbishop-designate Salvatore Cordileone was stopped at a DUI checkpoint, police said. “I apologize for my error in judgment and feel shame for the disgrace I have brought upon the church and myself,” Cordileone said in a statement. The Roman Catholic priest said that he was driving his mother home from dinner at a friend’s house in San Diego when he was stopped at the checkpoint and found to be over the legal limit.

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