The husband of US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to misdemeanor misconduct under charges of influence related to aIn Northern California Wine Country.
Paul Pelosi, 82, did not appear in person in Napa County Superior Court on Wednesday. His attorney, Amanda Bevins, pleaded not guilty to the charge of causing injury due to driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a .08% blood alcohol level or higher.
Unless otherwise ordered by the court, state law allows misdemeanor defendants of DUI to appear through their attorney.
He was arrested on May 28 after an accident in Napa County, north of San Francisco, when DUI tests showed his blood alcohol content was .082%. The Napa County District Attorney’s office said in a statement that a blood sample was taken about two hours after the collision at 10:17 p.m.
According to the California Highway Patrol, Pelosi was driving a 2021 Porsche at an intersection near the wine country town of Yountville that collided with a 2014 Jeep.
ProsecutorsAs a misdemeanor due to injuries sustained to the 48-year-old driver of the Jeep. He did not describe the injuries or provide further details about the other driver, saying the person requested confidentiality.
Pelosi was released on $5,000 bail after his arrest.
If convicted, Pelosi faces at least five days in prison and up to five years’ probation. Prosecutors said he would also need to meet the drinking driver class and install an ignition interlock device in his vehicle — a breathalyzer that requires the driver to blow the vehicle before it can operate.
Pelosi has been married to the powerful Democratic speaker since 1963. he isThis week.