Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Husband Accused in Napa DUI

NAPA — Paul Pelosi, husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, was charged Thursday with driving under the influence. in connection with an accident he was in last month.

Paul Pelosi, 82, was arrested after the May 28 crash in Napa County, north of San Francisco, after a DUI test showed he had a blood alcohol level of 0.082%. The blood sample was collected about two hours after the collision occurred at 10:17 pm, the Napa County Attorney’s Office said in a statement.

Nancy Pelosi's Husband Accused
Paul Pelosi in a Napa County Sheriff’s Office reserve photo on May 29, 2022, following his arrest on suspicion of driving while intoxicated

Napa County Sheriff’s Office


He was driving a 2021 Porsche at an intersection near the town of Yountville and was hit by a 2014 Jeep, according to the California Highway Patrol.

He was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol causing injury and driving with a blood alcohol level of 0.08% or higher causing injury.

Prosecutors said that under California law, the charges can be filed as a felony or misdemeanor.

“Based on the extent of the injuries sustained by the victim, the district attorney filed misdemeanor charges,” the office said.

The office did not describe the injuries to the 48-year-old Jeep driver, nor did it give any other information about the person, saying it asked for privacy. The Jeep driver was not arrested.

Larry Kamer, a spokesman for Paul Pelosi, declined to comment on the allegations on Thursday. An email requesting comment from Nancy Pelosi’s office was not immediately returned.

After his arrest, Paul Pelosi was released on $5,000 bond. He is due to be indicted on August 3. It was not immediately known whether he had a lawyer who could speak on his behalf.

If convicted, he will face a minimum of five days in prison and up to five years of probation. He would also be required to complete a drunk driving class and install an ignition interlock device in his vehicle — a breathalyzer that requires the driver to breathe into it before operating the vehicle, prosecutors said.

Paul and Nancy Pelosi have been married since 1963.

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