Back in May, Nancy Pelosi’s multimillionaire husband, Paul Pelosi, was arrested for driving under the influence following a car accident in Napa, California, in which he blew through a stop sign and collided with another vehicle. It was revealed by court documents that Paul had addressed the responding officers with slurred speech, reeked of alcohol, and allegedly had a drug – besides alcohol – in his system.

On August 3, Paul entered an initial plea of not guilty and waived his right to a jury trial. However, on Tuesday, he ultimately pleaded guilty to one count of DUI.

Paul has been sentenced to three years probation and five days of jail time, getting credit for time served. Judge Joseph Solga said that Paul will already get credit for four days, two from time served and two for conduct credits. The remaining day will be covered by an eight-hour court work program.

He also must complete a three-month drinking and driving course and has been fined $150.

In addition to these requirements, the House speaker’s husband must also put an ignition interlock device on his vehicle for a year, which requires him to pass a breathalyzer test before being allowed to operate his vehicle.

Courtroom sketch of Paul Pelosi’s court hearing

The crash that landed Pelosi in this situation took place on the evening of May 28, when Paul blew through a stop sign in his Porsche while heading home from a dinner party, barrelling into a Jeep driven by a  48-year-old male who reportedly sustained minor injuries from the crash.

The DUI report stated that, when officers arrived at the scene of the crash, Pelosi handed them his license along with an 11-99 Foundation card. The 11-99 Foundation is a charity that provides emergency assistance to officers of the California Highway Patrol and provides scholarships for their children.

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