Tuesday afternoon, the California Highway Patrol published images and video from the vehicle accident that was caused by Paul Pelosi, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband, on May 28. Pelosi was intoxicated at the time of the accident.
Paul Pelosi was given a five-day jail term and a three-year probationary period by Joseph Solga a Napa County Superior Court Judge on Tuesday. He will be given credit for the two days already served as well as two more days for allegedly excellent conduct.
Paul Pelosi will finish an eight-hour court work program in place of having to spend the last day of the sentence in jail.
Paul Pelosi will have to pay thousands of dollars in penalties, go through a three-month drunk driving course, and put a breathalyzer in his vehicle so that it won’t start unless he blows into it and the machine verifies he hasn’t had any alcohol.
Paul Pelosi is shown on video straining to complete field sobriety tests because he had to support himself against the police cruiser.
Paul Pelosi’s Porsche smashed into a fence in addition to the Jeep, causing more damage than was first thought, according to images of the collision that TMZ received.
Pelosi, 82, was detained on May 28 after crashing his car while intoxicated after eating at a nearby restaurant. When state Highway Patrol officers arrived, Pelosi attempted to pass off a police courtesy card. He later failed a field sobriety test and blew a blood alcohol level of.082%.
When the collision happened on State Route 29, Pelosi was returning to the couple’s St. Helena vineyard house. Jesus Lopez, the 48-year-old driver of the 2014 Jeep, was hurt in the collision and complained of neck, shoulder, and upper right arm discomfort when he was visited by investigators the following day. Lopez claims in the lawsuit that after the collision, he started having really bad headaches.
Both cars sustained complete losses.
The VIP spouse’s eyes seemed “red and watery,” according to Highway Patrol investigators, and it was clear that he was intoxicated.
The lawsuit claims that the defendant was “unsteady on his feet, he had slurred speech, and he had a distinct stench of an alcoholic beverage radiating from his breath.”
Pelosi was arrested at the Napa County Jail and let out at 4:30 the next morning. At the time, his wife was in Rhode Island.
On June 23, Pelosi was charged by Napa County District Attorney Allison Haley with one count of DUI causing harm and one count of DUI causing injury while driving with a BAC of.08% or above.
Pelosi’s brother David was killed in an automobile accident in 1957 when he was a 16-year-old high school student. Charges of manslaughter against Pelosi were dropped when it was determined that the 19-year-old sibling’s neck brace was what ultimately strangled him as he lay among the debris.