Nancy Pelosi’s husband charged with drink-driving in Napa County

Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco), was charged Thursday with a felony driving under the influence resulting in injury, the Napa County District Attorney said in a press release.

The indictment stems from a two-vehicle collision on May 28 on State Route 29 in Yountville.

Pelosi, 82, was driving a 2021 Porsche and collided with a 2014 Jeep driven by a 48-year-old, the California Highway Patrol said last month.

He was arrested and given a blood test that showed an alcohol content of 0.082%, the prosecutor’s office said.

“Under California law, these charges can be filed as a misdemeanor or misdemeanor,” the office said. “Based on the extent of the injuries sustained by the victim, the prosecutor has filed a complaint.

“This decision is consistent with how our office is handling these cases with similar injuries,” the office said. †[This] is the amount of information our office will provide to the public regarding Mr. Pelosi’s arrest outside a criminal courtroom or in court filings.”

If convicted, Pelosi could face five years’ probation, five days in prison, and fines and compensation. An “ignition lock,” which tests a driver’s blood alcohol level before starting a vehicle’s engine, could also be installed on Pelosi’s vehicle. He may also be ordered to take an alcohol education class.

Pelosi is scheduled to appear in Napa County Superior Court on Aug. 3.

A spokesperson for Nancy Pelosi told the Associated Press last month, “The speaker will not comment on this private matter, which took place while she was on the East Coast.”

The couple has been married since 1963.

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