House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paul Pelosi, was charged with an alcohol-related offense after a car crash in Napa County, Ca., The New York Times reports. Prosecutors charged Pelosi, 82, with driving under the influence and causing injury and driving with a blood-alcohol content of .082. The punishment for these charges includes up to five years of probation and a minimum of five days in jail. Arraignment is scheduled for Aug. 3.
According to Napa County District Attorney Allison Haley, such charges can be filed as a misdemeanor or felony. Due to the extent of injuries sustained by the victim, Pelosi’s case was filed as a misdemeanor. A spokesperson for Speaker Pelosi said that she will not be commenting on the situation, calling it a private matter. On May 28, Pelosi’s car, a 2021 Porsche, was hit by a Jeep at 10:26 p.m. while he was attempting to cross State Route 29, said a California Highway Report. Haley did not clarify the type of injuries the victim suffered.