Pelosi in Taiwan and her drunk husband before the court .. Why?
As US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visits Taiwan amid tensions with China and threats of military action, Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paul Pelosi, is scheduled to go on trial Wednesday in Napa County, California, on charges of drunk driving on the 28th. May, when a car accident injured a 48-year-old man from Calistoga, in the same state.
Pelosi, 82, was driving a 2021 Porsche east on and trying to cross State Route 29 when his car collided with a 2014 Jeep driven by a man named Jesus V-Lopez, according to the Napa County District Attorney’s Office.
Pelosi’s blood sample taken after the accident contained 0.082 percent alcohol in the blood, according to the Napa County District Attorney’s Office.
The charges against the Speaker’s husband include: driving under the influence of alcohol that causes injury and driving with a blood alcohol level of 0.08 percent or higher causing injury.
The case is scheduled to be heard in Napa County Superior Court, Division III at 8:30 a.m. (local time) and will be broadcast on Zoom as with all trials.
The accusation includes an official reading of the charges, followed by the defendant’s presentation of the defense, but the report did not explain the circumstances that led to the incident.
Under due process, the court did not order Pelosi to appear in person at trial and he may choose to appear through his attorney, according to the Napa County District Attorney’s Office.
According to local reports, when California Highway Patrol officers arrived at the scene shortly after 10 p.m., they noticed that Pelosi, who was in the driver’s seat of his Porsche, was drunk.
“His eyes looked red/watery, he was unsteady on his feet, his speech was slurred, and he had a strong odor of alcohol coming from his breath,” the statement read against him.
According to court documents, Pelosi was babbling on words and standing on his feet unsteadily after the incident.