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Paul Pelosi Pleads Not Guilty to DUI Charges Regarding Crash in May

Paul Pelosi Pleads Not Guilty to DUI Charges Regarding Crash in May

“while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage and drug and under their combined influence…”

*UPDATE: Pelosi pleaded guilty. He did not appear in court (he didn’t have to) so his lawyer pleaded on behalf of her client.

***Previous reporting…

Court documents show Paul Pelosi, Nancy’s rich husband, failed sobriety tests and showed “symptoms of alcohol intoxication” after his car crash on May 29.

The cops arrested him on DUI charges, including “Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol Causing Injury and Driving With .08% Blood Alcohol Level or Higher Causing Injury.”

The complaint mentions that Pelosi, “while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage and drug and under their combined influence,” caused the crash.

I cannot find the name of the drug in the complaint or the DUI report page. You can read the reports on Fox News:

Pelosi’s 2021 Porsche and the other driver’s 2014 Jeep sustained “major collision damage” in the crash around 10:17 p.m. on May 28, and responding officers found Pelosi in his driver’s seat in his damaged car near the intersection of California Route 29 and Oakville Cross Road.

Pelosi allegedly handed officers his driver’s license and an “11-99 Foundation” card when they asked for his ID, according to the documents. The 11-99 Foundation is a California Highway Patrol charity that supports officers and provides scholarships for their children.

Pelosi allegedly exhibited “signs of impairment” during field sobriety tests and officers “observed objective signs and symptoms of alcohol intoxication,” according to the documents.

Those allegedly included “red/watery” eyes.

“He was unsteady on his feet, his speech was slurred, and he had a strong odor of an alcohol beverage emanating from his breath,” the complaint alleges.

The person in the other car is only identified as John Doe. Five days after the crash, he said “he was suffering ‘pain to his upper right arm, right shoulder and neck’ and was having difficulty lifting objects” along with headaches “he had not suffered before.”

The Napa County District Attorney’s office announced Pelosi’s arraignment would take place on Wednesday. I will add to this piece after it happens.

Pelosi doesn’t have to appear in court since he “has not been ordered by the court to personally appear at the arraignment and he may choose to appear through his defense counsel.

Pelosi’s new attorney Amanda Bevins will likely represent him at the arraignment.


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taurus the judge | August 3, 2022 at 9:11 am

Not much to say at this point.

Sounds like a typical DUI stop and charge so far to me.

That “Card” thing is nothing new either. Many people have police organization stickers/cards, ask for “professional courtesy” and on post many will emphasize “Colonel” so and so.

Having counsel appear in place of the accused is extremely normal too. ( at this level of offense)

Lets see what happens.

    The Gentle Grizzly in reply to taurus the judge. | August 3, 2022 at 10:01 am

    “ Lets see what happens.”

    He walks.

      Especially since the judge suddenly stepped down (the night before the hearing) and a new sympathetic judge was installed. Who has never presided over a criminal case before.

        Milhouse in reply to WTPuck. | August 3, 2022 at 10:48 am

        Got a reliable source for that? Or is it just Jesse Watters? Were you also spreading the false rumor a month or two ago that the charges had been dropped?

      SeymourButz in reply to The Gentle Grizzly. | August 3, 2022 at 10:27 am

      Personally makes me wonder what else they’d be willing to cover up

        The Gentle Grizzly in reply to SeymourButz. | August 3, 2022 at 10:42 am

        The truly sad part of this: some Americans still think we have a justice system; a nation of laws not men.

        How naive.

      taurus the judge in reply to The Gentle Grizzly. | August 3, 2022 at 10:45 am

      That’s probably what it will be but we have to be “fair” so if this was “Joe Plumber” and not Pelosi…. ( and removing all the typical media “enhancing” language)

      Assuming a clean record with no priors and this is a first offense with a “walk away” accident and DUI…

      I can easily see the end result being a fine/community service and any actual jail suspended.

      He (or his insurance most likely) would be civilly liable for damages and what not.

      Granted, we are relying totally on the media for accuracy and reporting (another issue in and of itself), I don’t see anything so far out of the ordinary for a 1st offense DUI.

      But, its not over yet.

      Paul’s mouthpiece: “Your honor, I am married to Nancy Pelosi. Can you blame me?”

      Judge: “Case dismissed…..”

He didn’t leave anybody to slowly drown in his car, so he’ll walk.

Oh wait, Ted “Lion of the Senate” Kennedy also walked and he DID drown a woman.

Yeah, he’s a Dim, he’ll definitely walk.

    Dimsdale in reply to Paul. | August 3, 2022 at 1:02 pm

    Ah the Mary Jo Kopechne/Chappaquiddick farce.

    You know, I asked some med students, the alleged cream of the crop of students, what they knew about Chappaquiddick.


amatuerwrangler | August 3, 2022 at 10:34 am

That language in the charging documents is basic “boilerplate” for a DUI in CA. They charge either/or on the “under influence” and “over 0,08″ to cover all potential combinations. The same applies to ” alcohol or drugs or combination” phrase. The “drug” could be a prescription drug or an OTC one, where it is advised not to drive or use heavy equipment while taking it… A person who tests lower than 0.08 BA can still being violation based on the “influence” shown by physical observations, and regardless of observed behavior the “over 0.08” covers it. Being famous or highly influential is the only loophole available.

Move along. Nothing to see here.

E Howard Hunt | August 3, 2022 at 11:32 am

This is all innocently explained. Pelosi owns a vineyard, so the alcohol odor was the result of wine tastings he spit out. The slurred speech was the result of a recent dental procedure. He had all of his fillings removed so that right wing extremists could not monitor his conversations with Nancy via radio waves. The Jeep that struck him was a Russian plant, a classic undercover job to discredit him bearing all the earmarks of Kremlin tradecraft. He was unsteady on his feet after being manhandled by a racist cop who mistook his strong Italian looks for African.

He had an actual blood test instead of a breathalyzer. So they could have detected a drug in addition to alcohol. In my DUI I just had a breathalyzer, and the timeframe was about the same (1 1/2 h after the traffic stop). Maybe they took him to the hospital for a blood test because there was an accident instead of a traffic stop.

    amatuerwrangler in reply to The_Mew_Cat. | August 3, 2022 at 8:11 pm

    The standard protocol for a DUI test in CA that the accused gets to choose the test: blood, breath, or urine. The breath test can be denied if there is observed behavior that indicates drugs. The wording of the initial charging documents are generally boilerplate. Most blood taps are done at a medical facility since most agencies do not have a qualified medical person on duty to handle those. The taking of the test is not optional, and a refusal will result in a DL suspension, regardless of the outcome of the actual prosecution.

    The length of delay is not unusual.

“”*UPDATE: Pelosi pleaded guilty.””

Source? I haven’t found this anywhere but here.

“Unknown” drug. They have tests for that. I’m throwing the B.S. flag.

Which is it? Guilty or Not Guilty