(Liberty Bell) – As you’ve likely heard by now, Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paul, was arrested over the weekend for a drunk driving incident. Now new details have emerged.
On Saturday, Paul Pelosi was arrested shortly before midnight in Napa County, California, after an accident involving his 2021 Porsche and a 2014 Jeep.
According to TMZ, Pelosi is now facing two misdemeanor charges for driving under the influence and driving with a blood alcohol content level or 0.08 or higher.
The California Highway Patrol said in a statement that Paul Pelosi drove his Porsche into an intersection and was hit by the Jeep, according to the Los Angeles Times.
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“The driver of the Porsche (Party Number 1, Pelosi) was traveling eastbound on Walnut Lane and attempted to cross SR-29, when his Porsche was struck by a party traveling northbound on SR-29 (Party Number 2, Lopez) driving a Jeep. Pelosi was arrested for driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage at 11:44 pm. He was subsequently booked into the Napa County Detention Center for a violation of 23152(a) and 23152(b) of the vehicle code,” a CHP statement said.
There were no injuries reported and the 48-year-old driver of the Jeep was not arrested or cited by law enforcement.
According to Paul Kramer, Paul Pelosi’s attorney, the Speaker’s husband “was attending a dinner party at the home of friends near Oakville.”
“He left that party at 10:15 p.m. Saturday, to drive to his home a short distance away. He was alone in his car,” Kramer said.
He asserted that Pelosi had stopped at the intersection and that his car “was hit on the back fender by a Jeep.”
“Mr. Pelosi was fully cooperative with California Highway Patrol officers who arrived a few minutes later,” he said.
Despite the fact that this incident wasn’t all that serious and that DUIs happen all the time in the US, Melissa Michelson, the Dean of Arts and Sciences at Menlo College, said that the incident damages the image of lawmakers who claim to care about Americans but don’t act like it.
“I think that reflects poorly on the Speaker and Congress generally. Like, hey these are pressing issues here, and instead your husband is gallivanting around in Napa, you’re off in Rhode Island giving a speech at a fancy university — what are you doing to keep America safe and advance our conversation about what needs to be done about all these shootings,” Michelson said.
We know that Nancy Pelosi was on the complete opposite side of the country because her spokesman, Drew Hammill, released a statement immediately after the incident to point out the fact that she was in Rhode Island and nowhere near her gallivanting husband.
“The speaker will not be commenting on this private matter, which occurred while she was on the East Coast,” the statement said.
Lawmakers are the nation’s elite. It will be interesting to see how this all transpires. Will Paul Pelosi serve the same penalties as you or I would? Only time will tell but I think we all know the answer.
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