Joe Biden’s troubled niece Caroline managed to dodge jail time again in her latest conviction, after pleading guilty to driving under the influence earlier this month.
Biden, 33, pled guilty to a DUI on Dec. 3, in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, and received a light sentence of 20 days to six months of “confinement.”
In August of last year, Caroline smashed her car into a tree, and “had difficulty focusing on the conversation” with the arresting officer as she was questioned. A search of the car, which she was driving without a license, revealed pill bottles of the controlled substances, carisoprodol and lorazepam, which were confirmed to be in her system after a blood test.
Biden’s case was seemingly slow-rolled through the Pennsylvania court system, taking over a year for her arraignment, which conveniently occurred the day after her uncle Joe’s Presidential election. In a plea deal, she was credited the twenty days she spent in rehab towards time served, and received over five months of probation time.
“She will be on probation … Should she then violate or break the law at any time, then she will be on the hook for the rest of the sentence,” Kate Delano, a DA spokeswoman commented.
The Biden family wild child has had two other serious run-ins with the law, in September of 2013 she assaulted a police officer after a confrontation with a roommate about her unpaid rent. As she was being handcuffed, she told police, “You don’t know who you’re doing this to!”
Four years later, she charged $100,000 at an upscale pharmacy on a stolen credit card, and was sentenced to a mere ten days of community service and ordered to pay financial restitution.