Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paul Pelosi, was arrested on May 28 for driving under the influence following a car accident in Napa, California. Later that same day, he was released on $5,000 bail.
The California Highway Patrol has denied requests for the body cam footage from the incident.
New information about this case has been released via court documents, including that Paul had addressed the responding police officers with slurred speech, and allegedly had a drug – besides alcohol – in his system.
It is reported that Pelosi blew through a stop sign in his 2021 Porsche and collided with a 2014 Jeep, which sustained “major collision damage.” In the newly released information, it is revealed that the injuries to the other driver are more severe than the public was initially led to believe.
The victim has reported that, the day after the collision, he began experiencing “pain to his upper right arm, right shoulder and neck… it was also difficult to lift things with his right arm and he was suffering from headaches.”
Due to the injuries sustained by the 48-year-old Jeep driver, prosecutors filed the case as a misdemeanor.
The documents also reveal that Pelosi reeked of alcohol on the scene of the crash. “His eyes appeared red/watery, he was unsteady on his feet, his speech was slurred, and he had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from his breath,” read the complaint.
The criminal complaint also states that Pelosi was “under the influence of an alcoholic beverage and a drug” that night.
The DUI report states 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.
Jesse Watters of Fox News revealed that on Tuesday night, the eve of Paul Pelosi’s hearing, the presiding judge stepped down and was replaced by Judge Monique Langhorne, a registered Democrat.
“This is totally deck-stacking if I’ve ever seen it,” said Watters. “How can we expect a fair trial here when the judge and the prosecutors are all politically on the same side as the defendant, [and] financially connected? There’s a family connection we’ve told you about, too. Can you say rigged?”
“Look, we get it. Paul’s married to a California bigwig. He and Nancy are Golden State royalty, but they shouldn’t get a free pass.”
— Jesse Watters Primetime (@jesseprimetime) August 2, 2022
On Wednesday morning, Paul Pelosi’s lawyer, Amanda Bevins, appeared on his behalf before Judge Langhorne and entered a plea of not guilty.
If convicted, Pelosi could face up to five years of probation, a minimum of five days in jail, and be required to install an ignition interlock device on his car, which would require Pelosi to pass a breathalyzer test before operating the vehicle. He could also face fines, fees, and a court-ordered “drinking driver class.”