Napa County charges Nancy Pelosi's husband with DUI

Nancy Pelosi's husband charged with DUI causing injury. (Photo: Yahoo News)

Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, was charged with minor DUI causing injury on Thursday, according to a news release from the Napa County district attorney.

The accusation arises from a two-car collision on State Route 29 in Yountville on May 28.

Last month, the California Highway Patrol reported that Pelosi, 82, collided with a 2014 Jeep driven by a 48-year-old driver while operating a 2021 Porsche.

According to the district attorney's office, he was arrested and given a blood test which revealed a blood alcohol percentage of 0.082%.

The agency stated, "Under California law, these charges can be filed as either a misdemeanor or a felony." "Based on the severity of the victim's injuries, the District Attorney filed misdemeanor charges.

The office stated, "This decision is consistent with how our office handles cases involving similar injuries." "This is the extent of the information that our office will release regarding Mr. Pelosi's arrest outside of a criminal courtroom or in court documents," the statement reads.

Pelosi faces up to five years of probation, five days in jail, and fines and costs if convicted. Pelosi's vehicle might be equipped with an "ignition interlock device" that tests a driver's blood-alcohol level before starting the engine. He could also be required to complete an alcohol education program.

Pelosi is set to be arraigned on August 3 in Napa County Superior Court.

Last month, a representative for Nancy Pelosi told the Associated Press, "The speaker will not comment on this private matter, which occurred while she was on the East Coast."

The couple has been wed since 1963.

Publish : 2022-06-24 07:33:00

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