Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Staten Island ex-pastor on probation now accused of drunken driving

From Staten Island-

The former pastor of a North Shore Episcopal church on probation for stealing $84,000 in parish funds to pay for Botox treatments and plastic surgery now faces new charges after police say he got into a drunken two-car wreck last night.

The Rev. William Blasingame, 68, of Vanderbilt Avenue, the former pastor of St. Paul’s Memorial Episcopal Church in Stapleton, was driving a 1998 Volvo when he struck another car, then a tree, on the corner of Tompkins and Vanderbilt avenues just before 7 p.m., authorities allege.

When police arrived, Father Blasingame was sitting in the driver’s seat, a 20 oz. bottle of Fanta pineapple soda mixed with vodka between his legs, authorities allege.

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