Speaker of the house, Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paul, will face criminal charges and possible jail time for his recent DUI arrest, and it seems Pelosi handed the arresting officer a special card showing he supports cops.
Paul Pelosi has been charged with 2 misdemeanors — Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol Causing Injury, and Driving with .08% Blood Alcohol Level or Higher Causing Injury.
A blood sample was taken and it came back .082% BAC which is just over the legal limit.
On the night of May 28, Paul was behind the wheel of a 2021 Porsche when he struck a Jeep in a 2-vehicle crash.
The responding officers say Pelosi had “objective signs and symptoms of alcohol intoxication” … such as watery eyes, slurred speech, and a “strong odor” of alcohol on his breath. They say he also showed signs of impairment after field sobriety testing.
Police also note Pelosi handed them his “11-99 Foundation” card when they asked for his ID. The foundation provides financial assistance and scholarships to CHP officers and their families.
The penalty includes up to 5 years probation, a minimum of 5 days in jail, and the installation of an ignition interlock device.
Police also note the victim reported pain in his arm, shoulder, and neck, had trouble lifting things, and was seeking medical care from his doctor.
Rumors were circulating that the California Governor had stepped in to help Paul, but that was shot down by a spokesperson for Napa County who said: “Governor Newsomhas not contacted the D.A.’s office nor intervened to have all DUI charges against Paul Pelosi dropped.”
Nancy was not with her husband at the time of the accident.