House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband pleaded guilty to one DUI count through his attorney Tuesday morning for a drunken crash that left another driver injured in Napa, California.
Paul Pelosi, 82, who did not attend the court hearing, will have to serve three years of probation as part of the plea deal. His attorney, Amanda Bevins, entered the plea on his behalf at the Napa County Superior Court hearing, which was streamed on Zoom.
The terms of his probation include five days in jail, but Pelosi will be given credit for four days, Judge Joseph Solga said.
The remaining day will be served on a court work program, the judge added. Pelosi will also have to complete a three-month drunk-driving course and an ignition locking device will be placed on his car for one year.
Pelosi will also have to pay a $1,723 court fine, the judge ordered.
Deputy District Attorney Aimee McLeod agreed to the probation terms, which all the parties described as consistent with how first-time DUIs are typically treated in the court.
McLeod told the judge, however, that she has spoken repeatedly to the victim, who has sought medical care from a chiropractor since he was injured in the May 28 crash.
The victim sought $4,927 in restitution for medical bills and lost wages from Pelosi, which was paid immediately, McLeod said. He was also paid to replace his totaled car, she added.
Pelosi, a multimillionaire real estate investor and venture capitalist, allegedly reeked of booze and slurred his words when officers arrived at the scene of the crash and found him sitting in the driver’s seat of his Porsche, according to the criminal complaint against him.
“His eyes appear red/watery, he was unsteady on his feet, his speech was slurred, and he had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from his breath,” the complaint reads.
Pelosi had a blood alcohol content of .082%, according to the court documents.
His lawyer has said Pelosi was driving home from a friend’s house to the nearby $5 million vineyard, River Run, that he owns with his wife, the longtime California Democratic congresswoman, in St. Helena.