House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paul Pelosi, was charged on Thursday with misdemeanor driving under the influence in connection with an accident that happened in Northern California last month.
He was accused by the Napa County District Attorney’s Office of two misdemeanor counts: one for driving while intoxicated and causing harm and another for driving while intoxicated and causing injury.
The district attorney’s office stated in a statement announcing the decision to file charges that the 82-year-old Pelosi was involved in a two-vehicle crash on a rural road in Napa County at around 10:17 p.m. on May 28.
The California Highway Patrol said Pelosi was driving a Porsche when it attempted to cross a state road and was slammed by a Jeep.
A blood sample was obtained at 12:32 a.m. According to the statement, his blood-alcohol level was 0.082 percent, which was slightly above California’s legal limit of 0.08 percent. He was detained and later release the next day on $5,000 bail.
No one was injured in the incident, and the driver of the Jeep was not arrested.
“Mr. Pelosi was attending a dinner party at a friend’s home in Oakville and was driving home alone,” his lawyer stated in a statement. The spokeswoman stated that he was “fully cooperative” with authorities.
According to the district attorney’s office, if found guilty as charged, he may be sentenced to a least of five days in jail, a maximum of five years of probation, and penalties. A device for ignition interlock might potentially be fitted on his car. On August 3, he will show up once more in court.