Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paul Pelosi, charged with DUI in Napa County crash
NAPA COUNTY, CA (June 24, 2022) – Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paul Pelosi, has been charged with DUI for a Napa County crash that we reported on a few weeks ago.
The New York Times reports that the charges include DUI causing injury and driving with 0.08 blood alcohol content or higher causing injury. Paul Pelosi had a BAC of 0.082 nearly two hours after the crash according to the Napa County District Attorney’s Office.
The charges brought against Mr. Pelosi can be filed as misdemeanor or felony charges. Given the nature and extent of the injuries, however, the charges were filed as a misdemeanor.
Paul Pelosi can face up to five days in jail and five years of probation. He is due back in Napa County Superior Court on August 3 to be arraigned.
The DUI accident that led to Pelosi’s arrest occurred on May 28, when he was leaving a private party and heading back home in his 2021 Porsche 911. As he attempted to turn left to cross State Route 29, his car was struck by a 2014 Jeep. The details of the injuries sustained by either Pelosi or the other driver are unknown.
Liability In Napa County DUI Car Accidents
It is illegal to operate a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Pursuant to California Vehicle Code 23152, “(a) It is unlawful for a person who is under the influence of any alcoholic beverage to drive a vehicle. (b) It is unlawful for a person who has 0.08 percent or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood to drive a vehicle.” Even small amounts of alcohol can substantially impair drivers in the following ways:
- Delayed reaction times
- Loss of muscle control
- Impaired judgment
- Lowered alertness
The family of any victim that has been injured or killed in a collision with a drunk driver may have legal recourse through a bodily injury or wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating Paul Pelosi’s Napa County DUI Car Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our well wishes to the person who collided with Paul Pelosi while he was driving drunk.
Do you need more information about an accident that took place in Napa County? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. Whether you just have legal questions or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (844) 966-0965.