Nancy Pelosi‘s husband Paul has been charged with DUI by prosecutors in Napa County after a crash last month.
Fox News reported that they had decided to press charges, after his blood alcohol level was recorded at 0.082 percent – the limit is 0.08.
Paul Pelosi, 82, had been at a dinner party hosted by a friend on May 28 and was driving a short distance home when he crashed, it emerged.
He was driving his Porsche and pulled out onto the highway into the path of an 48-year-old man driving a Jeep in Napa, his arrest report reveals.
Photos from the scene, obtained by ABC News, showed that the vehicles crashed into a wooden fence.
He was arrested for the incident at 10.22pm on the Saturday night. Bail was set at $5,000 and he was released the next morning.
In a statement, Paul Pelosi’s lawyer said: ‘Mr. Pelosi was attending a dinner party at the home of friends near Oakville. He left that party at 10.15pm Saturday, to drive to his home a short distance away. He was alone in his car.
‘Mr Pelosi was fully cooperative with California Highway Patrol officers who arrived a few minutes later.’
Paul Pelosi, the husband of Nancy Pelosi, was arrested for drunk driving, after his car collided with a Jeep on May 28, knocking over this fence
Paul Pelosi was leaving a friend’s house after a dinner party at around 10:15pm when the accident happened
Paul and Nancy Pelosi, pictured in December, have been married since 1963
Paul Pelosi was over the legal blood alcohol limit when another driver crashed into his Porsche on Saturday night, according to police reports
His wife was in Rhode Island at the time, and he was alone in the car.
‘The Speaker will not be commenting on this private matter which occurred while she was on the East Coast,’ her office said.
DailyMail.com obtained his arrest report which reveals he was driving eastbound on Walnut Lane, a quiet tree-lined street in Oakville, five miles south of the Pelosi’s vineyard in St Helena.
He pulled out onto S-29 to try to cross it, and went past a stop sign.
He was struck at the crossing by Jesus V. Lopez, traveling northbound in his Jeep on the state road.
Pelosi was found to have been over the legal blood alcohol limit. He was booked on two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence and driving with a blood alcohol content level of 0.08 or higher.
Neither driver was injured.
Pelosi was struck as he tried to cross the St. Helena Highway in Napa on May 28 at 10.22pm. He pulled out of Walnut Lane, five miles south of his home with Nancy
Pelosi pulled out onto the highway and was struck by another driver, Jesus V. Lopez, who was driving northbound in a 2014 Jeep
The couple own a vineyard in Napa, in addition to a home in nearby San Francisco.
She does not drink, according to previous statements given by her representatives, but the couple sell wine produced on their land.
The sprawling estate is one of many the couple owns.
Neighbors were unaware of Paul’s arrest.
One vineyard owner who lives nearby told DailyMail.com the couple often block the road with their convoy of blacked-out SUVs when they come to town, but that they didn’t seen anything this weekend.
Some suggested that Paul might have been attending the Bottle Rocks festival which Snoop Dogg was playing at this weekend.
‘It probably tracks more with the younger Paul,’ the neighbor said, referring to the couple’s 53-year-old son, Paul Pelosi Jr.
‘I wouldn’t be going to the kinds of fundraisers and parties they go to.
‘I don’t like them very much or find them very interesting,’ the vineyard owner said.
Paul Pelosi was driving in this direction on Walnut Lane in Oakville, California. He pulled out onto the highway and an oncoming car hit his vehicle
The property on Zinfandel Lane sits on the banks of the Napa River and features a tennis court.
Paul Pelosi on May 16
Neighboring vineyards have told in the past how the couple throws lavish parties for Silicon Valley executives.
He has raked in millions through investments in tech companies like Alphabet, Google’s parent company, and Disney.
The couple’s vineyard is not open to the public but they made wine from it which they sell.
Pelosi previously faced criticism over her husband’s profiteering on tech stocks at a time when their security was being debated by the House.
He bet millions on the future of Alphabet and Apple.
On May 21 last year, Paul also bought 20 call options for Amazon, with a strike price of $3,000, as well as 50 call options of Apple stock, with a strike price of $100.
Both expire in June 2022.
The couple have been married since 1963.
Nancy and Paul Pelosi’s vineyard in St Helena, Napa, is one of the many properties they own
The couple also own a mansion in San Francisco
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