The Democrat Party’s presidential election nominee’s niece – Caroline Biden – will appear in court just the day after the Presidential election is confirmed after being caught driving whilst under the influence of drugs.
Caroline Biden, 33, the daughter of Joe’s brother James Biden, was arrested in Lower Merion Township, Pa., in August 2019.
However, the DUI case has been slowly moving through the courts, in a possible bid not to slander Uncle Joe’s name as he sets his sight on the top job in world politics.
“I find it unusual that it would be that far into the future,” Mike Gottlieb, a Norristown attorney with experience in DUI cases said.
Caroline Biden was busted around noon on Aug. 24, 2019, after she drove her 2008 Toyota Tacoma into a tree.
Officer Jeffrey Seamans, who responded to the scene, found “Biden had difficulty focusing on the conversation.”
In the car, police found pill bottles for carisoprodol and lorazepam, both of which are controlled substances.
“It was officer Seamans’ opinion that Biden was under the influence of an intoxicating substance to such a degree that she was incapable of safely operating a motor vehicle,” the affidavit reads.
“If convicted of this offense, the mandatory minimum sentence is 72 hours in jail, a fine of at least $1,000 and a one-year license suspension & ignition interlock,” Mark Bergstrom, executive director of the Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing said.
The maximum sentence the niece could face six months in state prison.
“Ms. Biden’s matter is a routine first offense DUI in which she is receiving no special considerations,” John McMahon, a lawyer for Caroline Biden told The Post.
Biden’s case was first brought before Magisterial District Judge Henry J. Schireson in September 2019, where she received a preliminary arraignment. She was released without posting bail.
The case was pushed further and further back and has finally been given a date – the one the day after her family hope Joe is in the big seat.
Caroline’s judge has already been set for the day – Wendy Rothstein, a registered Democrat and partner at the law firm of Fox Rothschild.
Rothstein was the judge who ponied up $1,350 for Chelsea Clinton’s mother-in-law, Marjorie Margolies, in 2013-14 for a failed reboot of her congressional career.
However, in Caroline’s case, she is already known to the law before last year’s DUI incident.
In July 2018 she was sentence to two years probation for a credit card scam.
She had pleaded guilty to the felony conviction but in a stunning turn around she was allowed to replead guilty to the lesser charge of petit larceny.
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