Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco), was charged Thursday with misdemeanor driving underneath the affect inflicting harm, the Napa County district legal professional stated in a information launch.
The cost stems from a May 28 two-car collision on State Route 29 in Yountville.
Pelosi, 82, was driving a 2021 Porsche and collided with a 2014 Jeep pushed by a 48-year-old, the California Highway Patrol stated final month.
He was arrested and administered a blood take a look at that confirmed 0.082% blood alcohol content material, the district legal professional’s workplace stated.
“Under California law, these charges can be filed as a misdemeanor or felony,” the workplace stated. “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 workplace stated. “[This] is the extent of knowledge that our workplace will present to the general public concerning the arrest of Mr. Pelosi exterior of a legal courtroom or in filed paperwork with the courtroom.”
If convicted, Pelosi might withstand 5 years of probation, 5 days in jail, and fines and costs. An “ignition interlock device,” which checks a driver’s blood alcohol stage earlier than beginning a automobile’s engine, additionally may very well be put in on Pelosi’s automobile. He additionally may very well be ordered to finish an alcohol training class.
Pelosi is scheduled to be arraigned in Napa County Superior Court on Aug. 3.
A spokesperson for Nancy Pelosi informed the Associated Press final month, “The speaker will be not be commenting on this private matter, which occurred while she was on the East Coast.”
The pair have been married since 1963.