Lt. Eric Trapp said Pauly, 56, was driving a blue Porsche 911 and negotiating a turn from the 1100 N. Minot block onto Ventura street when she struck a white Mazda pickup truck. The truck was parked at the time of the accident, Trapp said.
She was given a field sobriety test and officers determined she was intoxicated, according to Trapp. She was booked at the Anaheim police station.
Pauly, a well known anti-establishment figure within the Orange County GOP, triggered a firestorm in 2011 for comments she made that were perceived as hate speech against Muslims.
Speaking to a crowd of protesters outside an Islamic charity event held at a mosque in Yorba Linda, Pauly said, “I know quite a few Marines who would be very happy to help these terrorists to an early meeting in paradise,” and that what was happening inside the mosque was “pure, unadulterated evil.”
Later, Pauly claimed her remarks were aimed at two of the event’s speakers who she alleged were terrorists. But that did little to satisfy critics. Hundreds of people from various ethnicities and faiths protested at Villa Park City Hall, calling Pauly’s remarks bigoted and Islamophobic.
Gheez Don, you really need to do a background check on your campaign surrogates!
What the hell? Was DUI Debbie drunk again? It appears that she has had multiple, public incidents with alcohol. And, here we have a direct slam on Asians on her facebook page.
So – read her comments carefully and put them in context of her calling for Marines to send Muslims to meet Allah. She says flat out that Asian Drivers on a stretch of roadway with extensive construction is treacherous.
So, DUI Debbie, what part of being Asian is Not treacherous? Making Broccoli Beef? Folding a shirt?
This isn’t the first time Pauly has had a run-in with police involving alcohol. In 2012, her husband James tried to evade a police DUI checkpoint in Orange, but instead crashed the car he was driving, also a Porsche, into a curb and was arrested for drunken driving, the OC Weekly reported.
During that arrest, James Pauly tried to slip off his handcuffs, and Deborah Pauly asked to drive the Porsche home, according to the Weekly. But police refused the request because she appeared to be drunk, the Weekly said.
When reached for comment, Pauly said she didn’t want to discuss the circumstances of her accident this month because her DUI case is still pending.
However, she did acknowledge making comments during the police encounter that could have been construed as anti-Muslim.
At first, she said it’s “absolutely not true” that she made anti-Muslim remarks the night she was arrested. But when asked if she said something that could have been interpreted or misconstrued as anti-Muslim, she responded, “it was 9/11,” referring to the anniversary of the terrorist attacks.
According to an online city log, she was arrested at 1:24 am on Sept. 12.
“It’s impossible I think to go through 9/11 without thinking what happened to our country, and how so many of our freedoms have been lost as a result,” she said.
Officers “hear what they want to hear,” Pauly said.
During the interview, Pauly went on to speculate that Muslims had fed the story to Voice of OC. She also accused others who don’t want to see her elected of pushing the story, including possibly her opponents in the assembly race or members of the county GOP establishment.
“This is someone of course trying to discredit me… I expect to be attacked constantly. I expect every little thing I do to be scrutinized,” Pauly said. “I certainly wasn’t making any comments other than how distressing that day is, which it is,” she said.
Dui Debbie needs help. (BTW – read the Voice of OC for the rest of the article cited in this blog)
Attacking Asians. Attacking Muslims. Attacking Cops. 2 Wrecked Porsches in Alcohol-Related Incidents.
What does this disaster do for an encore?
If I was Greg Raths – I’d write this nimrod a thank you letter for attacking him. If I as Don Sedgwick, I’d call Orange County Mental Health Services to do a welfare check on her. (And I’d call your Bishop, too)
And she called me evil too. LOL