U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s niece Caroline Biden has been found guilty of driving under the influence of psychotropic substances, The New York Post reports, citing Pennsylvania court records.
Biden, 33, was facing 20 days to six months in jail, but she cut a deal with the Montgomery County district attorney. She ended up being sentenced to more than five months probation. The woman was also given credit for 20 days spent in rehab in January.
Caroline Biden was arrested in Lower Merion, Pennsylvania, in August 2019. Her vehicle crashed into a tree. The woman had no driver’s license and was “unable to concentrate” when questioned. Police found vials of carisoprodol and lorazepam pills in the car. Blood tests confirmed that these drugs were in Biden’s system at the time of the accident.
Biden’s niece’s case has been pending for more than a year. The charges were filed on Nov. 4, 2020, the day after the U.S. presidential election in which her uncle Joe Biden ran.
Caroline Biden had previously been tried for fraud, but even then the case ended with probation. For more than a year, she used someone else’s credit card information to make purchases at Bigelow Pharmacy. The cardholder allowed the woman to use the card only once, and she abused his trust and spent more than $110,000 from his account over the course of almost a year.