Pelosi’s husband to jail! Paul Pelosi was arrested for drunk driving and will be arraigned on Wednesday. It’s official: Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, is going to jail. On May 28, police cited Pelosi with two DUI-related charges after she drove her vehicle into a Jeep in Napa Valley County, California.
These charges included driving under the influence of alcohol that caused injury and driving with a blood alcohol level of 0.08 percent or more that caused the injury. Fox News reported that Pelosi’s blood alcohol level was 0.082 percent two hours after the collision.
— Giordano Bruno (@GioBruno1600) June 13, 2022
The indictment against Pelosi is scheduled for Wednesday, according to a statement released Monday by the Napa County District Attorney’s Office. On June 23, the District Attorney’s Office issued a press release detailing why the office had decided to press charges against the husband of the Speaker of the House.
One of the main reasons Pelosi was charged was the “extent of injuries suffered by Victim.” The punishment for driving while intoxicated that causes injury is a misdemeanor established in California law. It includes up to five years probation, a minimum of five days in jail, installation of a detonator device, fines and fees, completion of a court-ordered drunk driving course, and other conditions as appropriate. “We must not try cases in the court of public opinion; instead, we use them in a competent court.
These rules protect the constitutional right to a fair trial enshrined in the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution. The Napa County District Attorney’s Office diligently follows these rules for all pending criminal cases; this matter is no exception.
Paul Pelosi will go to jail. pic.twitter.com/YGxweHhsDN
— Michael Austin (@mikeswriting) August 2, 2022
The indictment is far from the only controversy Pelosi has been involved in recent weeks. Reports revealed that Pelosi bought 20,000 shares of a company that deals in semiconductors while a bill was making its way through Congress to provide generous subsidies for such companies.
The bill, known as the America COMPETES Act and the CHIPS Act, passed the Senate on July 26, the same day Pelosi sold her shares at a loss of $341,365.