Who is Caroline Biden? President-elect Joe Biden's niece avoids jail after ‘crashing car into tree while on drugs’
Caroline, daughter of Joe Biden's brother, James Biden, was busted in August 2019 for driving under the influence and without a license
President-elect Joe Biden's 33-year-old niece is getting no jail time for "crashing her car into a tree while she was on drugs." Caroline Biden pleaded guilty to DUI on December 3, 2020, and was sentenced to 20 days to six months of “confinement,” Pennsylvania court records said.
The records reveal that after Caroline arranged a deal with the Montgomery County district attorney, she was given a specific number of "confinement" days, which means, she will avoid jail, and instead serve 20 days of rehab followed by five months of probation. This isn't the first time when Biden's family members got discounted for their acts. The New York Post reported in July 2020 that at least eight other incidents involving members of the Biden family had seen the family avoid a jail term.
“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 told The Post.
According to a report, Caroline, daughter of Joe Biden's brother, James Biden, was busted in August 2019 for driving under the influence and without a license. The incident happened in Lower Merion Township, Pennsylvania. The officer who arrested Caroline at the time, Jeffrey Seamans noted she “had difficulty focusing on the conversation” as he questioned her. According to the reports, Caroline's car contained pill bottles for carisoprodol and lorazepam, both of which are controlled substances. Later, a blood test confirmed those and other drugs were in her system at the time of the crash.
During the time, when the incident happened, her uncle, Joe was campaigning to become the next president of the US, the case took more than a year crawling through the Pennsylvania courts. Her arraignment was held on November 4, 2020, a day after the presidential election.
Mike Gottlieb, a Norristown, Pa., attorney with experience in DUI cases, said the ruling was fair for a first offense. “It is not an unusual sentence to get credit for the time in the rehab. So truthfully, I don’t think she was treated any differently than any of my clients would have been,” he told The Post.
In 2013 Caroline was booked for allegedly hitting an NYPD cop, during a meltdown at her Manhattan apartment. However, the case was dismissed after she agreed to go to anger management treatment. Just years later, in 2017, she spent more than $110,000 on a stolen credit card, the outlet claimed. Her sentence was tossed and she was allowed to re-plead the lesser charge of petty larceny and avoided jail time.