DUI WITH INJURY CHARGES FILED AGAINST PAUL PELOSI BY NAPA COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE:
Today, the Napa County District Attorney’s Office issued a criminal complaint, filing charges against Paul Pelosi based upon an automobile collision and driving under the influence arrest on May 28th, 2022. The collision occurred on State Route 29 and Oakville Cross Road at 10:17 pm. A blood sample was taken from Mr. Pelosi at 12:32 am, and sent to the California Department of Justice for testing.
Mr. Pelosi’s blood sample had a .082% blood alcohol content. The charges filed today include Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol Causing Injury and Driving With .08% Blood Alcohol Level or Higher Causing Injury. Under California law, these charges can be filed as a misdemeanor or felony. Based upon the extent of the injuries suffered by the victim, the District Attorney filed misdemeanor charges. This decision is consistent with how our office handles these cases with similar injuries.
The punishment for driving under the influence causing injury as a misdemeanor is set by California law. It 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. Mr. Pelosi was released from custody upon his promise to appear for an arraignment in Napa County Superior Court on August 3, 2022. The court date was selected by the Napa County Department of Corrections at the time of Mr. Pelosi’s release.