NANCY Pelosi’s husband, Paul, could face jail time if he’s convicted of criminal charges following his arrest for driving under the influence in California.

Paul Pelosi was driving his 2021 Porsche when he was struck by a Jeep near Napa on May 28 at about 10.17pm, according to California Highway Patrol.

Pelosi has been charged with two criminal misdemeanors


Pelosi has been charged with two criminal misdemeanorsCredit: AP

Pelosi was reportedly trying to cross State Route 29 while driving when his vehicle was struck.

The district attorney’s office reports that Pelosi’s blood alcohol level was at 0.082 percent when he was tested at the scene of the crash at 12.32am.

The legal limit in California is 0.08 percent.

Pelosi was arrested that night on suspicion of drunk driving.

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He posted $5,000 bail shortly after his arrest, records show.

He has now been charged with two criminal misdemeanors handed down by the Napa County District Attorney’s Office on June 23.

The charges could have been filed as a felony, but the district attorney’s office made their decision to file misdemeanors “based upon the extent of the injuries suffered by the victim.”

If convicted, Pelosi could face up to five years of probation, at least five days in jail, and additional penalties.

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Body camera footage will not be released to the public until after the criminal case has been resolved, the district attorney’s office reiterated.

Pelosi does not have any other public arrests or misdemeanors on his record.

He was behind the wheel during a severe car crash that resulted in his brother’s death more than 60 years before his DUI arrest.

Pelosi was exonerated of misdemeanor charges for manslaughter in connection to that crash.

The New York Times reports that Pelosi had recently had cataract surgery prior to the May 28 crash, which could have impaired his ability to drive.

Paul and Nancy have been married since 1963, and the pair have five children and nine grandchildren.

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

The Sun has reached out to Pelosi’s spokesperson, Larry Kamer, who declined to comment at this time.

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