Paul Pelosi Pleads Guilty to DUI in Napa County

The Seattle Times reports that on Tuesday, August 23, Paul Pelosi, the husband of U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor charge of DUI and other charges related to a collision he caused in May of this year. 

Pelosi had been driving a 2021 Porsche when he collided with a 2014 Jeep driven by a 48-year-old Napa County man. The California Highway Patrol arrested Pelosi after a blood test showed he had a BAC level of  0.082 %. He was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and causing an accident involving injury.

Pelosi was sentenced to five days in jail and three years of probation and must pay damages of  $4,927 to the other driver for medical expenses and lost wages.

Napa County Superior Court Judge Joseph Solga said in a statement that 82-year-old Pelosi would not serve additional jail time after spending two days in jail and receiving credit for two more days. Instead, Pelosi will serve any additional days through the court work program, which converts one day of jail time into 8 hours of community service.

The court dismissed an additional charge against Pelosi for driving with a blood-alcohol level greater than 0.08%.


Related Frequently Asked Questions