[UPDATED, With DA's Clarification of Sentencing] Deborah Pauly's Drunken Night Out!
Original Post, Feb. 21, 8:30 P.M.: Villa Park councilwoman and Board of Supervisors candidate Deborah Pauly tries to pass herself off as some righteous Christian servant, but everyone knows that's a bunch of bullshit. Whether it's bashing Muslims, trashing Mexicans, supporting bigots, or talking about sodomy like she's some actress with Brazzers, Pauly is all about the tawdry--and yet she desperately tries to keep up her self-created façade.
Just look at the Ecclesiastes verse Pauly has on her Facebook page: ""A wise man's heart directs him toward the right, but the foolish man's heart directs him toward the left."
Funny thing? If her husband hadn't taken a right turn on the night of February 5 last year, he wouldn't have been arrested for a DUI, and Pauly wouldn't have to explain today why voters should trust a politician who repeatedly ignored the commands of police officers and wanted to drive home drunk.
|Mr. Stox--many a drunk night spent here by OC pols...|
James eventually unstuck his car and drove into a parking lot, where Plascencia stopped them. According to a police report obtained by the Weekly, the officer asked James "why he collided with the curb and he said he did not." Plascencia also pointed out that the Porsche was badly damaged and leaking what he believed to be oil, damage which James denied.
"I smelled a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from James' person," Plascencia wrote. "I saw James' eyes were bloodshot, water, and they had a glossy appearance...I heard James slur his words heavily as he spoke."
|Law Officer Magazine|
|Officer Plascencia: California's Wilt Chamberlain of DUI arrrests|
James was placed under arrest for DUI. Plascencia informed Deborah of this, who promptly "requested she be allowed to drive her husband's car home." Plascencia didn't allow her because "while I was standing next to Deborah, I smelled the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from her person. Her eyes were blood shot, watery, and they also had a glossy appearance. Her facial muscles appeared to be flaccid. Deborah slurred her words as she spoke."
Deborah Pauly wants to represent the Third Supervisorial District and repeatedly claims that her opponent, Todd Spitzer, is unqualified and immature. Maybe you should pay attention to the booze on your husband's breath (and yours, for that matter) instead of Toddy's faults, Debbie? Feel free to leave your response in the comments below!
UPDATE: Just got a call from Orange County District Attorney's office spokesperson Farrah Emami to clarify what many of ustedes (and myself on my Facebook page haha) are insinuating: that James Pauly didn't get a sweetheart deal because he's the husband of Deborah Pauly.
According to Emami, a first-time DUI offense carries the same penalty, whether you're Pauly or some Mexican: three years probation, $390 in fines, and classes for first-time offenders. Gracias for the info, Farrah--may your office hold similar blind justice for all crimes!
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