In the Paul Pelosi DUI saga, new court records provide even more details about the night House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband had his run-in with California Highway Patrol and Napa County authorities following a late-night crash.
We already knew that on May 28, Paul Pelosi was nabbed for an alleged DUI after wrecking his vehicle — and that the authorities had dash and/or body cam footage of their response to the scene that law enforcement has previously refused to release. Authorities had also not released information about the scene of the crash or the condition of Mr. Pelosi or the other driver. But thanks to new court documents obtained by Fox News Digital, we know more about what went down and how Mr. Pelosi behaved when officers arrived.
Paul Pelosi, who was driving a Porsche, crashed into a Jeep — the driver of which has remained anonymous as “John Doe” — after 10:15 p.m. leaving both vehicles with “major collision damage.” When officers arrived, Pelosi was buckled into the driver’s seat, leaving little doubt that he was operating the Porsche when it collided with the other vehicle. He handed over his driver’s license…along with a card for the “11-99 Foundation.”
According to the 11-99 Foundation website, it provides “emergency assistance to California Highway Patrol employees and scholarships to their children.” Donation levels show that a membership card is provided for a minimum gift between $3,000 to $100,000. While we still haven’t seen footage or heard directly from the responding officers it sure seems like Pelosi was trying to signal his financial support for law enforcement in an attempt to sway the officers’ handling of his situation in a favorable direction. A “get out of jail free” card, of sorts.
At the same time, Paul Pelosi showed “signs of impairment” during an evaluation by officers who “observed objective signs and symptoms of alcohol intoxication” including eyes that were “red/watery.” The complaint against Pelosi also explains that the House Speaker’s husband “was unsteady on his feet, his speech was slurred, and he had a strong odor of an alcohol beverage emanating from his breath.” It turns out Pelosi’s BAC was .082 percent — over the .08 legal limit.