[UPDATED, With DA's Clarification of Sentencing] Deborah Pauly's Drunken Night Out!

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UPDATE: The DA's office called us--deets at the bottom of this story!

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.

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Mr. Stox--many a drunk night spent here by OC pols...
The hilarious story--never before made public until now--started on the night of February 5, when Pauly and her husband, James, enjoyed a night out at Mr. Stox in Anaheim. James drove down Katella Avenue and into a Orange Police Department DUI checkpoint run by Officer Armando Plascencia, the Wilt Chamberlain of DUI arrests in California. To evade the checkpoint, James swerved into a driveway, crashed his Porsche onto the curb, and got stuck.

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."

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Officer Plascencia: California's Wilt Chamberlain of DUI arrrests
While Plascencia tried to administer a DUI test, another officer twice told Deborah to stay in the Porsche. James was so drunk that Plascencia repeatedly had to stop simple tests "for his safety" because James was swaying so much and nearly falling on his face. When Plascencia asked James which DUI test he'd prefer, he replied "Neither," then yelled to Deborah--who was trying to walk to her husband despite having been told to stay near the bashed-up Porsche a third time--"he needed to submit to a blood or breath test."

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."

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James tried to slip off his handcuffs, according to Plascencia, who eventually restrained him by buckling him with a seat belt so he wouldn't engage in prestidigation again. A blood test determined he had a blood-alcohol content level of .17--more than twice the legal California limit. James eventually pleaded guilty to the DUI (a misdemeanor), was placed on three years probation and ordered to pay $390 in fines.

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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62 comments
Lyann
Lyann

Is there any organized opposition to this woman?  Like a "Anyone but Pauly" campaign?  It is hard to believe she is running with her record of hate speech and so on.  There is obviously a place for her with a certain group in Villa Park but it isn't acceptable anywhere else is it?

Carlashworth
Carlashworth

gustavo, didn't someone say on one of your KKK nutposts that before you became the quip pundit, you were arrested for drug dealing and carrying a concelaed weapon, it was on one of those KKK articles and the person even cited , I guess, a ooking number? Tell me it aint so pendejo

Dan Chmielewski
Dan Chmielewski

Hollister?  Actually we're Abercrombie people.  I'd love to stick around but the limo is waiting.  Sockpuppet stalker.

Francisco Franco
Francisco Franco

Viva el Partido Republicano, George Bush, Viva el Partido Accion Nacional, Vicente Fox y Viva el Partido Popular, Jose Aznar!! A la chingada los izquerdistas!!

gabriel san roman
gabriel san roman

I'm surprised that, being loaded and pulled over by a guy named Armando, that she didn't launch into any drunken, uncensored bigotry!

Joeblowww
Joeblowww

"...who eventually restrained him by buckling him with a seat belt so he wouldn't engage in prestidigation again."

"Prestidigation"....?

Xokie
Xokie

DUIs cost alot more than that.  Plus do any of you remember Tom Lykekis apologizing about his Bree Walker comments years ago as he wet his pants like a baby? I seem to remember that.

Lin da L
Lin da L

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Steve S.
Steve S.

Woops Farrah, you forgot to explain how Deborah Pauly avoided prosecution of interfering and obstructing a police officer in the course of his duty (PC section 148).   She kept getting out the car while her husband slipped his handcuffs and she escapes scott free?  Wow, Gustavo, ask a Mexican if that would've happened to him?

909Jeff
909Jeff

Gustavo, you should find out what the FULL fine is... 390 is probably for 1st charge of driving under the influence of drug or alcohol and then its another 1500 for operating a motor vehicle with a BAC over .o8 and then there is usually a third charge to go with it but I dont remember what it is.  If you look him up on the courts website since its public record you can see what he was charged with. 

Dr. Fnarkus P. Snardley, III
Dr. Fnarkus P. Snardley, III

So the best OC can cough up is Pauly and Spitzer ...? Sheesh ... no wonder the state continues to percolate into a cesspool.

Matthew T. Coker
Matthew T. Coker

Thanks to the ever-helpful Farrah Emami of the DA's office for clarifying. Having never been popped for DUI (knock on Formica), I based my assessment that it was a light sentence on someone near and dear to me saying he was out 10 grand after a first DUI offense. Maybe he needed a better lawyer?

Senora Gallegeos
Senora Gallegeos

Tis bery good story.

Mi huzband Claudio have muchas prolemas with alcohol. He drink more get mean.

I love mi huzban but he get muy mean when he drink whiskey. hiz amigo es bery nice and let me clean his casa in irvine, bery, bery nice senor Dan give me clothes por mi nina (MUCHAS ROPA HOLLISTER!).

Claudio no more drive. He take bus, he good man but muy barracho.

Por mi, no problemos clean Dawns mess up. Muchas gracias por helping mi Claudio muy, muy malo. Binche Quill, he make lot of owe to bar Quill.

Adios

Rafe H
Rafe H

This $390 fine for DUI and accident (trying to leave scene of accident) resisting arrest. Ms Pauly and Hubby are damn luck they are white. If she was African American she would be in for a couple of years and her husband would be shot dead (or at least tasered) for resisting arrest (a DWB case).  

I paid more for  a 1 point not coming to a complete stop on right turn (camera ticket) it cost me 456 + traffic school option fees + traffic school fees. 

Augustine 25
Augustine 25

I've met Deborah Pauly a number of times at events organized by the OCGOP.  I don't think it is fair for you to demean her the way you do in this article.  I've never seen her behave in this manner.

FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

I'm sure if it were Todd Spitzer and his wife who got popped in the same situation ol' Deborah would be calling for their heads!

SugeAveryLemonade
SugeAveryLemonade

"Her facial muscles appeared to be flaccid."

No, she's just a slack jawed moron.

KC
KC

You made me so happy today with this story.  I love it when racist, fake christian ass hats show their true selves and get BUSTED.  What makes me unhappy is that the people I know who have gotten DUIs have paid way more in fines and suffered way more inconvenience than this douchebucket.  What gives?

Rayann Castro
Rayann Castro

$390 in fines? A carpool violation is more than that! lol

Jeffrey McManus
Jeffrey McManus

Refusing a test of blood alcohol is an admission of guilt under California's implied consent law, which basically says that since driving is a privilege and not a right, the cops have the right to test your blood alcohol any time they have probable cause to do so. So, assuming he continued to refuse the blood test after he was arrested, this is going to be very challenging to defend.

Outraged
Outraged

Can I get the name of his lawyer? R u frigging kidding me? Anyone else pulled these stunts they'd b on the floor with 3 cops on top and then followed by a couple thousand in fines, some jail, and community service! I've paid more for crossing a double yellow than this dirtbag who endangered the public!!!

Shari Bonnin
Shari Bonnin

The losers in this are their teenage kids. I hope they get their morals and values from their friends and not their parents!

Duke
Duke

From the website of Newport Beach attorney and DUI specialist Vincent J. Russo:

1st Offense D.U.I. Mimimum Sentence Requirements for Violating California Vehicle Code 23152 (a) & (b) ... (1) Probation: Usually 3 years probation is given as part of a 1st offense DUI. It could be longer depending on the circumstances of your particular situation. As a condition of probation you are not to violate any laws. Such a violation could violate the terms of your probation and as a result the consequences could be very severe.   (2) Pay a fine of approximately $390.00 plus the state's penalty assessment fee. Generally speaking, THE PENALTY ASSESSMENT TRIPLES THE AMOUNT OF THE FINE. (3) Complete a 1st Offender Alcohol Program (Under AB541). (4) ADDITIONAL fines, fees, restrictions, and conditions are usually imposed.

20ftJesus
20ftJesus

 Excellent points, but you'll probably have to look it up yourself because it's almost 5pm and the Weekly guys cutout early. 

Pumpuy2010
Pumpuy2010

Totally un-PC but this is the OC WEEKLY. Loved it!

gas issues
gas issues

That Was Funny!!!    especially the Hollister comment...They do Love Hollister Dont they.

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

Dude, get over your vendetta against the Liberal OC guys, as much of hacks as they may be...

Duke
Duke

Mrs GOP, I'm trying to see your point of view - but I can't get my head that far up my ass.

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

Okay, okay, okay: I'm sure she'd consider her sodomy comments more in Anal Addicts territory than Brazzers...

Matthew T. Coker
Matthew T. Coker

 We've demeaned her worse in other articles, thankyouverymuch.

Dave Lieberman
Dave Lieberman

This is the funniest comment I've read on this blog in months. You win the Internet.

Deuce
Deuce

I believe that the fine is correct, however, courts have assessment fees that run the fines into the $2,000.00 range. Classes are if you want to get your license back because driving is a privilege, not a right. Without involving a lawyer, the fines are pretty lax for the offense. Personal experience. In fact, after the DUI, my car insurance rates were cut in HALF because I had been overpaying for so long. I'd be curious to find out if he was held liable for damage to the curb. Now THAT would cost some money!

Matthew T. Coker
Matthew T. Coker

 Carpool = radical Obama theology in Santorum-speak. Yay, America!

Pumpuy2010
Pumpuy2010

I was under the impression that refusal once you are ARRESTED is a crime. The cop has to ARREST you first. That's why they ask which test you want to take and he said neither. 

http://blogs.ocweekly.com/nave... 

Eeeer i
Eeeer i

Looks like you missed a major part of the write up. He was tested at the station (bac.17) and had his day in court pleading guilty.

Bbacon1
Bbacon1

I have worked with these people and you should be glad to know her daughter is nothing like her and has ten times the morals, and oh yeah is gay.

Matthew T. Coker
Matthew T. Coker

 Actually, legal scholar Orly Taitz coined that term. Prestigation: to out the sitting president as a Kenyan.

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

We NEVER cutout early! 5pm just means our nightly swim in bourbon...

R. Scott Moxley
R. Scott Moxley

Yeah, sorry guys. We do free legal research for the indigent only between 2-3 p.m.

Senora Gallegeos
Senora Gallegeos

DUDE.... Sorry. But it was pretty funny.  Funnier than Pauly's old man crashing a sports car. 

FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

That may be...Spitzer is no saint but I'm pretty sure the above scenario would occur if the shoe was on the other political foot. ;-)

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