Pelosi’s husband charged with DUI over May collision in California

The husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., was charged Thursday with two alcohol-related driving misdemeanors. resulting from collision Last month in Napa County, California.

The county district attorney’s office issued a criminal complaint against 82-year-old Paul Pelosi for drunken driving, causing injury and causing a blood alcohol level of 0.08% or higher.

Blood samples taken after the collision on May 28 showed Pelosi had a blood alcohol content of 0.082%, the district attorney’s office said in a statement. News release, The legal limit in California is 0.08%.

Pelosi could face up to five years of probation, a minimum of five days in prison, a fine and fees for having an ignition interlock device installed on his vehicle. He may also be required to complete a court-ordered class.

Under state law, officers can decide whether to file charges as misdemeanors or felonies.

“Based on the extent of the injuries suffered by the victim, the district attorney filed misdemeanor charges,” the Napa County District Attorney’s Office said in the release. “This decision is consistent with how our office handles these cases with similar injuries.”

As the California Highway Patrol reports, Pelosi was trying to cross State Route 29 in Oakville when a 2014 Jeep rammed a 2021 Porsche he was driving.

Pelosi’s lawyer, Paul Kramer, said last month that Pelosi was on her way home from a meeting.

“Mr. Pelosi was attending a dinner party at a friends house near Oakville,” Kramer said in a statement. “He left at 10:15 p.m. on Saturday night to go to his home a short distance from that party. He He was alone in his car.”

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

NBC News has sought comment from Nancy Pelosi’s office. Last month, spokeswoman Drew Hamill said, “The speaker would not comment on this private matter, which occurred while she was on the East Coast.”