Paul Pelosi DUI bust: Nancy Pelosi's husband was 'unsteady on his feet and his speech was slurred'
Paul Pelosi allegedly exhibited 'signs of impairment' during tests and officers 'observed objective signs and symptoms of alcohol intoxication,'
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paul Pelosi, is set to be arraigned on Wednesday, August 3, at 8.30 am in Napa County Superior Court on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol causing injury and driving with 0.08 percent blood alcohol level or higher causing injury, according to a press release from the Napa County District Attorney’s Office.
As reported earlier, according to the California Highway Patrol and court records, the 82-year-old Paul was driving a 2021 Porsche that was hit by a 2014 Jeep when Paul at eastbound on Walnut Lane, attempted to cross State Route 29 in Napa County around 10.30 pm on May 28. According to Fox News, Paul's blood sample taken following the collision had a 0.08 percent blood alcohol content, two hours after the crash. Now, as per the latest update Paul allegedly exhibited "signs of impairment" during tests and officers "observed objective signs and symptoms of alcohol intoxication," according to the documents. The complaint alleges, "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 first count in the two-charge complaint further said that Paul allegedly injured the other driver "while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage and a drug and under their combined influence."
Paul was arrested at 11.44 pm PT on May 28 and booked at 4 am on May 29. While both, Paul and the victim, identified John Doe, declined medical treatment at the scene; John told investigators five days after the crash that he was suffering “pain to his upper right arm, right shoulder and neck” and was having difficulty lifting objects. Reports said Paul was bailed out the morning after the crash for $5,000.
The arraignment on August 3
It will include a formal reading of the charges followed by the defendant submitting a plea. Paul has not been ordered by the court to personally appear at the arraignment. However, he may choose to appear through his defense counsel, according to the Napa County District Attorney's Office.