A lawyer representing Paul Pelosi (the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi) showed up in Napa County to represent him during Pelosi’s DUI arraignment. Further details were also provided by court documents about how Pelosi was arrested on suspicion of driving at a higher than legal blood alcohol limit.
As expected, the three night news networks ignored Speaker Pelosi’s drunken driving husband and instead focused on local weather reports.
Fox News Channel Special Report, senior correspondent Claudia Cowan reported that “according to court documents, Pelosi’s breath reeked, and he flunked a sobriety test after he allegedly drove his Porsche into the path of an SUV injuring that driver and totaling both cars.”
Cowan said that Pelosi was reddening and looking watery to Highway Patrol officers. Pelosi was unsteady and had a slurred speech. They asked him for his I.D. The 82-year old handed his I.D. and an 1199 membership card to the foundation. It’s a charitable foundation that provides support for police officers and their families.
Pelosi was found to have a “blood alcohol concentration just above” the limit, according to court records. Pelosi was able to get sober after two hours, even though it took them two hours after the accident. A licensed phlebotomist needed to be at the station by midnight on Saturday night.
Cowan stated that the Napa district attorney said that if the SUV driver, aged 48 years old, had suffered broken bones or more severe injuries, the charges would have been felonies.
Cowan said that although police release the dashcam videos all the time and Fox News repeatedly requests it, the footage of Pelosi being arrested is not yet public.”
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FNC’s Special Report
August 3, 2022
BRET BAIER As new information emerges about whether Paul should be facing stiffer charges, the court records show that there are some additional details. Claudia Cowan (senior correspondent) joins us from Napa. Good evening Claudia.
CLAUDIA COWAN: Hello, Bret. Paul Pelosi was not present in person. Instead, his lawyer made not guilty pleas. Then, he left quickly. She evaded questions regarding her client’s behaviour that night. According to court documents, Pelosi’s breath reeked, and he flunked a sobriety test after he allegedly drove his Porsche into the path of an SUV injuring that driver and totaling both cars.
Officers on highway patrol noticed that Pelosi had watery eyes. His speech was blurred and he was struggling to keep his balance. They asked him for his I.D. The 82-year old handed his I.D. and an 1199 membership card to the foundation. It’s a charitable foundation that provides support for police officers and their families.
He was hoping it would bring him some special treatment, but that didn’t happen. Pelosi was arrested and taken to the Napa county jail for some time. Here’s his mug shot and he was charged with two misdemeanor accounts of drunk driving causing injury. His blood alcohol was slightly higher than the limit. Pelosi was able to get sober for two hours, even though it took him until the accident.
A licensed phlebotomist would have been needed for the late Saturday night visit. The delay may be explained by legal experts. Napa’s district attorney stated that if the SUV driver, 48, had sustained more severe injuries or broken bones than the Napa police reported, then the charges against him would be felonies. Nancy Pelosi, who was visiting Rhode Island at that time, did not comment on the husband’s arrest. The highway patrol officers filmed it. The police release the dashcam footage all the time but, despite repeated requests by Fox News, the video of Pelosi being arrested is still not available.
COWAN: On August 23, everyone is back.