The Napa County District Attorney’s Office charged Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., with DUI with injury on Thursday after he was hurt in an accident on May 28.
Paul Pelosi had a blood alcohol content level. of 082 percent after the incident, according to a news statement from the district attorney’s office. The blood sample was obtained at 12:32 a.m., or two hours after the collision, which happened at 10:17 p.m.
In contrast to felony charges, misdemeanor charges were chosen to be brought against Paul Pelosi, and the news release notes that this choice was made based on “the severity of the victim’s injuries.”
According to the district attorney, a misdemeanor DUI conviction carries a sentence of “up to five years of probation, a minimum of five days in jail, installation of an ignition interlock device, fines and costs, completion of a court-ordered drinking driving program, and other terms as necessary.”
On August 3, 2022, Paul Pelosi will show up for an arraignment in the Napa County Superior Court.
According to the press release, the district attorney’s office is prohibited by the California Rules of Professional Conduct from releasing evidence in the case, such as dash-cam footage from police enforcement from Paul Pelosi’s arrest.
Dash-cam footage of the arrest was requested by Fox News Digital in a second public records request, but it was refused by the California Highway Patrol on Thursday. The agency claimed to have the tape but was unable to provide it because it may “jeopardize an existing investigation.”
Paul Pelosi’s bail was set at $5,000 when he was taken into custody on May 28.
Nancy Pelosi, 82, and Paul Pelosi have been wed since 1963.
Speaker Pelosi, a Democrat from California, indicated at the time that she would not be commenting on the “private” topic.
The spokeswoman stated, “The speaker will not be commenting on this private incident which occurred while she was on the East Coast.
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When contacted by Fox News Digital about the accusations brought on Thursday, a Paul Pelosi representative declined to comment.