New Details on Paul Pelosi Arrest Reveal He Allegedly Had More Than Just Alcohol in His System – Opinion

Paul Pelosi has been arrested for failing to disclose details about his condition on the night of the collision with another car and 2021 Porsche.

California Highway Patrol has released its report. This report has more details about Paul Pelosi’s medical condition as well as the injury sustained by the driver in the other vehicle.

According to the report, both cars suffered “major collision damage” in the crash that happened around 10:17 p.m. on May 28. Medical units from CalFire were the first on the scene, followed by a deputy from the Napa County Sheriff’s Department. When the California Highway Patrol arrived, they found Paul Pelosi still in the driver’s seat, the only occupant in the car. Another driver stood outside his sport utility car. The scene was not conducive to medical attention.

When Pelosi was asked for ID, he handed them his driver’s license and an “11-99 Foundation” card. California Highway Patrol’s 11-99 Foundation provides scholarships and support for officers. That’s a “look, I’m good to you, be good to me” effort on his part.

But according to the report, he was showing “signs of impairment” when they tested him; they “observed objective signs and symptoms of alcohol intoxication,” including “red/watery” eyes, being “unsteady on his feet,” “speech was slurred,” and he had “a strong odor of an alcohol beverage emanating from his breath.”

Pelosi was also identified in the report as the culprit. He was therefore arrested. Two hours later, he was tested for alcohol in blood and the result came back at 0.082.

Although the driver refused medical attention on the spot, the man later revealed to prosecutors that he started experiencing pains in his right upper arm, right shoulder and neck within the day. His headaches started, and he said it was impossible to lift objects with his right arm.

Pelosi will be appearing in court on Wednesday. An interesting detail was also found in the charges. The first count noted that he caused injury to the other driver “while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage and a drug and under their combined influence.” It’s not clear what that drug was. Second, he was charged with driving while his blood alcohol level is.08 percent. Both of these charges are misdemeanors.

The punishment for misdemeanor DUI includes “up to five years of probation, a minimum of five days in jail, installation of an ignition interlock device, fines and fees, completion of a court ordered drinking driver class, and other terms as appropriate.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is in Taiwan at the moment after having been threatened by China, but she has said she will not be commenting on her husband’s arrest.

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