Paul Pelosi Enters Plea In California DUI Case


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Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker and California Rep. Nancy Pelosi, has made a plea deal in the DUI case against him.

On Tuesday, he pleaded guilty to the DUI and to causing injury as he avoided more time behind bars, Fox News reported.

Pelosi’s plea agreement includes a jail term of five days, although Judge Joseph Solga noted that he already had credit for four days, two from actual time served and two for conduct credits. The remaining day will be covered by an 8-hour work program.

The sentence also includes a three-month drunk driving program, one year with an ignition interlock device, restitution payments, as well as three years of probation.

As part of the agreement, Pelosi pleaded guilty to violating California Vehicle Code 23153(a), and a second charge was dismissed in the interest of justice.

He was not in court but his attorney, Amanda Bevins, appeared for him.


He had originally pleaded not guilty after his car hit another car when he was driving drunk.

It was reported this month that a law enforcement group in California is furious with Paul Pelosi and is considering removing his membership in the group after what he did during his traffic stop where he was charged with a DUI.

During the May traffic stop it was reported that the husband of House Speaker and California Rep. Nancy Pelosi showed the officers his membership card, Fox News reported.

“The California Highway Patrol 11-99 (CHP 11-99) Foundation confirmed that any member who brings its name or property into law enforcement contact is in violation of the group’s terms and conditions agreement. The foundation noted the part of its policy which states that attempting to use membership in exchange for ‘preferential treatment’ in any contact with police will result in immediate termination,” Fox News said.

“We will await the outcome of this trial and will evaluate Mr. Pelosi’s membership status once we have all of the facts,” group spokesperson Laura Reed said to Fox News. “If it is proven he violated our terms and conditions, we will revoke his membership and we would request that all membership items be returned as they are property of the 11-99 Foundation.”

“Once we receive those items, we would issue a refund of any contribution he’s made to the Foundation,” she said.

“These cards are used to identify our members at various public and private events and to show pride in membership and support of the CHP,” she said.

Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, appeared in court on Wednesday after being charged with Driving Under the Influence back in May.

Pelosi was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol causing injury and driving with a .08% blood alcohol level or higher.

A lawyer for Paul Pelosi appeared on his behalf in a Napa County court for his arraignment on DUI charges.


The attorney, Amanda Bevins, entered a plea of not guilty to both counts on her client’s behalf.

Pelosi will remain free on his own recognizance and is due back in court on Aug. 23 at 9 a.m. PT.

In June, California law enforcement released the mugshot of Paul Pelosi from his DUI arrest.

“Police release booking photo of Speaker Pelosi’s husband Paul Pelosi from late May after he was arrested for DUI,” Fox News correspondent Chad Pergram wrote on Twitter. “Napa County says the decision to release or withhold mugshots is up to police. Not DA.”

“Mr. Pelosi received the same treatment under that policy that all individuals released from County Jail receive,” Napa County law enforcement officials said. “No state law specifically requires the release of booking photos or mugshots, but policies regarding this topic can vary by jurisdiction.”

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