Paul Pelosi accused of DUI causing harm, could risk jail time

Written by Javed Iqbal

House President Nancy Pelosi’s husband was charged with DUI causing damage and could risk jail time for alleged drunk driving in late May, officials said Thursday.

Paul Pelosi, 82, was hit by new charges – including driving under the influence of alcohol causing injury and driving with 0.08% alcohol in his blood or higher causing injury, the Napa County District Attorney announced.

Pelosi was arrested just before midnight on May 28 in Napa County, California, after he had an accident with another driver.

He was on his way from a dinner party to his and Nancy’s winery, River Run, when a 48-year-old man driving a 2014 Jeep drove into his Porsche.

FILE PHOTO: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-CA and her husband Paul Pelosi arrive at the formal artist dinner to honor the recipients of the 44th Annual Kennedy Center Honors at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, USA, December 4, 2021 .
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paul, could face up to five years probation, at least five days in jail and other conditions for his DUI in May.
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Paul Pelosi is accused of driving under the influence with an alcohol level of 0.08%.
Paul Pelosi is accused of driving under the influence with an alcohol concentration of 0.08%.
Napa County Department of Corrections

At the time of the crash and his subsequent arrest, Pelosis’ blood alcohol level was 0.082%, the Napa County District Attorney said.

Pelosi was charged with the first counts of driving under the influence and driving with a blood alcohol level of 0.08 or higher around 4:13 a.m. Sunday, May 29th. He was released a few hours later at 7:26 a.m. after providing a $ 5,000 bail. according to online police records.

If the California Democrat man is convicted of the new charges, he could risk up to five years probation, a minimum of five days in jail, installing an ignition switch and other conditions such as. to complete a drink-driving class ordered by the court.

Pelosi is due in court again on August 3.

At the time of her husband’s arrest, the congresswoman was in Providence, Rhode Island, to give the opening speech at Brown University a few hours later.

The public prosecutor refused to release any footage shows Paul Pelosi’s arrestand said it could “risk” the investigation.

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