SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The hubby of U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi pleaded not blameworthy Wednesday to misdemeanor driving nether the power charges related to a May car clang successful Northern California vino country.
Paul Pelosi, 82, did not look successful idiosyncratic astatine Napa County Superior Court Wednesday. His lawyer Amanda Bevins entered not blameworthy pleas for him connected charges of driving nether the power of intoxicant causing wounded and driving with a .08% humor intoxicant level oregon higher causing injury.
State instrumentality allows for DUI misdemeanor defendants to look done their lawyer unless ordered different by the court.
He was arrested pursuing a May 28 clang successful Napa County, northbound of San Francisco, aft a DUI trial showed helium had a humor intoxicant contented level of .082%. The humor illustration was taken astir 2 hours aft the collision occurred astatine 10:17 p.m., the Napa County District Attorney’s Office said successful a statement.
Pelosi was driving a 2021 Porsche into an intersection adjacent the vino state municipality of Yountville that was deed by a 2014 Jeep, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Prosecutors filed the lawsuit arsenic a misdemeanor due to the fact that of the injuries sustained by the 48-year-old operator of the Jeep. They person not described the injuries oregon provided much accusation astir the different driver, saying the idiosyncratic has requested privacy.
Pelosi was released connected $5,000 bail aft his arrest.
If convicted, Pelosi faces up to a minimum of 5 days successful jailhouse and up to 5 years of probation. He would besides beryllium required to implicit a drinking operator people and instal an ignition interlock instrumentality successful his conveyance — a breathalyzer that requires the operator to stroke into it earlier operating the vehicle, prosecutors said.
Pelosi has been joined to the almighty Democratic talker since 1963. She is traveling successful Asia this week.