Joe Biden’s niece, Caroline, pleads guilty and avoids jail for a DUI after her crashing her car into a tree

Caroline Biden

  • Joe Biden's niece, Caroline Biden, has avoided jail for the third time after getting a DUI for crashing her car into a tree last year.
  • Biden, 33, was sentenced to between 20 days and six months of 'confinement' following her hearing on December 3, 2020.
  • After negotiating a plea deal with the Montgomery County district judge, she instead got five or more months of probation including 20 days of rehab. She will also have to pay a fine of $1,990 and do 12 hours of community service, the New York Post reported.
  • In 2017, the President-elect's niece admitted to spending over $110,000 on a stolen credit card and in 2013, she was arrested for hitting an NYPD officer during a scuffle with a roommate.
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Joe Biden's niece, Caroline Biden, has avoided jail for the third time after getting a DUI for crashing her car into a tree last year.

Biden, 33, hit the tree in Pennsylvania in August 2019 and was sentenced to between 20 days and six months of 'confinement' following her hearing on December 3, 2020, the Daily Mail reported.

However, after negotiating a plea deal with the Montgomery County district judge, she was sentenced to five or more months of probation, including 20 days of rehab. She will also have to pay a fine of $1,990 and do 12 hours of community service, the New York Post added.

Biden had been driving without a license in Lower Merion Township, Pennsylvania, and arresting officer Jeffrey Seamans said she had "difficulty focusing on the conversation," the Mail added.

Her car also contained pill bottles for carisoprodol and lorazepam, both of which are controlled substances, and a test later showed were in her system at the time of the crash, according to The Sun. 

Kate Delano, a DA spokesperson, told the Post: "Her license was also suspended for a year and she will be compelled to participate in a drug and alcohol awareness program."

Biden's arraignment was held on November 4, 2020, one day after the presidential election. A court spokesperson told the New York Post that the date was auto-generated and its timing was coincidental.

This is not the first time that the President-elect's niece has been in trouble with the law. In 2017, she admitted to spending more than $110,000 on a stolen credit card in New York and agreed to pay off the money and do community service, The Sun reported.

In 2013, Caroline Biden was arrested for hitting an NYPD officer during a scuffle with a roommate. The case was dismissed and she was allowed to re-plead the lesser charge of petty larceny and agreed to go to anger management, according to the Daily Mail.

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