House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband charged for DUI in car crash

Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), has been charged Thursday in connection with a car crash in California last month.  

According to The Washington Examiner, the 82-year-old was charged with driving intoxicated and injuring the driver with a 0.08% blood alcohol level, according to the Napa County District Attorney’s Office.

“Based upon the extent of the injuries suffered by the victim, the District Attorney filed misdemeanor charges. This decision is consistent with how our office handles these cases with similar injuries,” the office said in a statement.

Around 10 p.m. local time on May 28, Paul Pelosi was crossing the highway in his 2021 Porsche 911 as he headed for a Pelosi country home in Napa Valley, according to the New York Times. A Jeep then crashed into his car. In the incident, nobody was hurt.

Records reveal that the speaker’s husband was arrested at the Napa County jail on charges of DUI with a BAC of 0.08 percent or higher and released several hours later after posting $5,000 bail.

The county district attorney’s office announced last Thursday that he is scheduled to appear in Napa County Superior Court on August 3 at 8:30 a.m. PST. On June 13, a mugshot was made public.

“The punishment for driving under the influence causing injury as a misdemeanor is set by California law. It includes up to five years of probation, a minimum of five days in jail, installation of an ignition interlock device, fines and fees, completion of a court ordered drinking driver class, and other terms as appropriate,” the district attorney’s office said on Thursday.

According to an earlier statement from a Paul Pelosi spokesman, he was driving by himself and was “completely cooperative” with law enforcement, CBS News said.

A Nancy Pelosi representative refused to comment on the allegations when questioned by the Washington Examiner, referring them to a communications company that said, “We are declining comment at this time.”