Paul Pelosi gets 5 days in jail, 3 years probation for impaired driving
As part of his probation, Paul Pelosi will also have to take a drunk driving course for three months and install an ignition interlock, where the driver must provide a breath sample before the engine starts. He will also have to pay nearly $7,000 in fines, the judge said.
Paul Pelosi was arrested following a May 28 accident in Napa County, north of San Francisco, after a DUI test showed he had a blood alcohol level of 0.082%, just above the legal limit.
Officers responding to the crash after 10 p.m. near the wine town of Yountville said they found Pelosi in the driver’s seat of a 2021 Porsche Carrera and the other driver standing outside a utility vehicle sports, according to the complaint.
California Highway Patrol officers reported that Pelosi was « unsteady on his feet, his speech was slurred, and he smelled strongly of liquor. »
Pelosi offered officers his driver’s license as well as an « 11-99 Foundation » card when asked for identification, the complaint states. The 11-99 Foundation supports CHP employees and their families.
Prosecutors dismissed the case as a misdemeanor due to injuries sustained by the 48-year-old driver of the SUV. They declined to identify the driver, saying the person requested confidentiality.
During an interview with investigators from the District Attorney’s Office, the driver reported pain in his right upper arm, right shoulder and neck the day after the crash. He said he also had headaches.
Pelosi was released on $5,000 bail after his arrest. President Pelosi was in Rhode Island to deliver the commencement address at Brown University at the time. His office declined to comment.