As more information surfaces about Paul Pelosi’s — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband — DUI arrest earlier this year, court documents show, that he allegedly had drugs in his system and addressed officers using slurred speech. Pelosi also gave the police a courtesy card rather than his ID when they came to the accident scene.
At approximately 10:17 p.m. on May 28, Pelosi’s 2021 Porsche and a 2014 Jeep sustained “major collision damage” in a crash. When officers arrived, Pelosi was still in the driver’s seat of his damaged car, while the driver of the Jeep — referred to only as John Doe — was standing outside his SUV, court documents show.
When officers approached Pelosi, he handed them his driver’s license and an “11-99 Foundation” card when asked for his ID. The 11-99 card is a membership card showing a patron has donated to an organization that supports the California Highway Patrol (CHP), providing emergency support to CHP employees and their families and scholarships to their kids.
During a field sobriety test, officers observed Pelosi showing “signs of impairment” they also noted Pelosi exhibited “objective signs and symptoms of alcohol intoxication.”
Some of the signs included having “red/watery” eyes, slurred speech, a “strong odor of alcohol beverage emanating from his breath,” and being “unsteady on his feet.”
Despite initially denying medical treatment at the scene, the Jeep’s driver told Napa County prosecutors on June 2 that the day after the accident, he had started experiencing pain in his upper right arm, shoulder, and neck, in addition to headaches.
On the two charge complaint, the first charge claimed Pelosi injured the driver “while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage and a drug and under their combined influence.”
Pelosi’s attorney, Amanda Bevins, indicated the drug charge is likely “statutory boilerplate language” and wasn’t indicative of Pelosi’s state at the time.