Nancy Pelosi's husband charged with DUI in California


Paul Pelosi, the husband of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, was charged Thursday with driving under the influence in connection with a crash he was in last month.

Pelosi, 82, was arrested following the May 28 crash in Napa County, north of San Francisco, after a DUI test showed he had a blood alcohol content level of .082%. The blood sample was taken about two hours after the collision occurred at 10:17 p.m., the Napa County District Attorney's Office said in a statement.

He was driving a 2021 Porsche into an intersection near the town of Yountville and was hit by a 2014 Jeep, according to the California Highway Patrol. He was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol causing injury and driving with a .08% blood alcohol level or higher causing injury.

Prosecutors said that under California law, the charges can be filed as a felony or a misdemeanor.

“Based upon the extent of the injuries suffered by the victim, the District Attorney filed misdemeanor charges,” the office said.

The office didn't describe the injuries of the 48-year-old Jeep driver or give any other information about the person, saying they have requested privacy. The driver of the Jeep was not arrested.

After his arrest, Pelosi was released on $5,000 bail. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Aug. 3. It wasn't immediately known if he had a lawyer who could speak on his behalf.

If convicted, he would face up to a minimum of five days in jail and up to five years of probation. He would also be required to complete a drinking driver class and install an ignition interlock device in his vehicle — a breathalyzer that requires the driver to blow into it before operating the vehicle, prosecutors said.

The Pelosis have been married since 1963.

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He was more drunk 2 hrs earlier before the test was performed. Allowing 2 hours for the blood alcohol level to drop means at least 2-drinks worth was processed. 5 days of jail, 6 months without a license, courses, and 5 yrs probation.

If the test was immediate and he blew a 0.08, that's a different story.

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I was curious as well how he gets 2 hours to get the alcohol out of his system before being tested.

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Why two hours. Procedure is injure are assessed first by the Ambo,s. The geriatric would of got first attention and assessed, Knowing if he draws out the assessing by faking a bad neck etc and kill time it in his favour . When Ambo,s are finishing assessing he is pass over to police. The police took a road side sample and was over. So really everyone is treated the same and most people in same position would try and drag out this procedure.

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Legally drunk TWO hours after the accident.......

That is not good.

Not a good look. At all.....

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No one is above the law, including the Pelosi's. The guy's own brother died of the actions of a drunk driver, that should have been a metaphor for this guy.

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“What you need to know is that the rate that your Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) drops is about 0.015 percent every hour”

so he had at least 0.11 when he got behind the wheel.

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