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Pelosi’s husband charged with impaired driving following May crash in California


The husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., was charged Thursday with two alcohol-related driving offenses following a collision last month in Napa County, Calif.

The county attorney’s office has filed a criminal complaint against 82-year-old Paul Pelosi for driving under the influence of alcohol causing injury and driving with a blood alcohol level of 0.08 percent or more.

A blood sample taken after the May 28 crash showed Pelosi had a blood alcohol level of 0.082 percent, the district attorney’s office said in a news release. The legal limit in California is 0.08%.

Pelosi could face up to five years probation, a minimum of five days in jail, the installation of an ignition interlock device on his vehicle, fines and costs. He may also be required to take a court-ordered course.

Under state law, authorities can choose to file misdemeanor or felony charges.

“Based on the extent of the injuries sustained by the victim, the district attorney filed misdemeanor charges,” the Napa County District Attorney’s Office said in the statement. “This decision is consistent with how our office is handling these cases with similar injuries.”

According to a California Highway Patrol report, Pelosi was attempting to cross State Route 29 in Oakville when a 2014 Jeep struck the 2021 Porsche he was driving.

Pelosi’s attorney, Paul Kramer, said last month that Pelosi was returning home from a rally.

“Mr. Pelosi was attending a dinner party with friends near Oakville,” Kramer said in a statement. “He left that party at 10:15 p.m. Saturday, driving home a short distance away. He was alone in his car .

Pelosi is scheduled to be arraigned in Napa County Superior Court on August 3.

NBC News has asked Nancy Pelosi’s office for comment. Last month, spokesman Drew Hammill said: ‘The speaker will not comment on this private matter, which occurred while she was on the East Coast.

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