Paul Pelosi, husband to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, allegedly had drugs in his system while he was being arrested on DUI charges earlier this year, according to court documents. Those documents further allege that Pelosi slurred his speech while being detained, and even attempted to offer officers a courtesy card, reports Fox News.
On May 28, Paul Pelosi was involved in a “major collision” with a Jeep near the intersection of California Route 29 and Oakville Cross Road, after crashing his Porsche.
Pelosi would later be arrested by police on DUI charges. He was breathalyzed and had a blood alcohol content of 0.082 percent, which is high than what is legally allowed in California, according to investigators.
Documents say that Paul Pelosi attempted to give officers an “11-99 Foundation” while giving his ID. The 11-99 Foundation is a California Highway Patrol charity that supports officers and provides scholarships for their children, Fox News reports.
It is then alleged that Pelosi exhibited “signs of impairment” during his sobriety test, and officers “observed objective signs and symptoms of alcohol intoxication.”
Paul Pelosi was also “unsteady on his feet, his speech was slurred, and he had a strong odor of an alcohol beverage emanating from his breath,” the complaint alleges. He was also allegedly visibly intoxicated, having red and watery eyes during his arrest.
Pelosi allegedly injured the other driver involved in the collision, “while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage and a drug and under their combined influence,” the complaint reads. The driver suffered injuries to his right arm, right shoulder, and neck after the collision.
Pelosi has since been charged with a DUI causing injury. He was released on $5,000 bail the next morning.
The Napa County District Attorney’s Office says that it will not release dash or body cam footage from Paul Pelosi’s DUI arrest because it could “jeopardize” an investigation that is still ongoing.
“The Public Records Unit (PRU) has determined the Department possesses records responsive to your request,” the California Highway Patrol Unit told Fox News Digital.
“However, the Napa County District Attorney’s Office has advised the release of records would jeopardize an ongoing investigation. As such, records are being withheld pursuant to Government Code section 6254 (f).”
Pelosi Spokesman Drew Hammill said in a statement following the arrest that “The Speaker will not be commenting on this private matter which occurred while she was on the East Coast.”