House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband Paul Pelosi pled guilty to driving under the influence on Tuesday, with dash cam footage from Pelosi’s field sobriety test being released shortly after.
The video reveals that Pelosi told officers that he drank alcohol earlier in the night and had his last drink an hour earlier. His blood alcohol content was at .082, just slightly over the legal limit of .080.
Pelosi is seen visibly struggling in his physical fitness and balance test.
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“Based on what I’ve seen I don’t feel comfortable having you perform this test,” the officer can be heard in the video.
Pelosi tells the officer at one point, “Do you know who I am?” Telling the officer that he’s a “high-profile person.”
The officer tells Pelosi “I understand who you are.”
Pelosi has been sentenced to three years on probation, restitute to the victim, and a three-month DUI program. He will also have to install a device on his vehicle to certify that he is not drunk behind the wheel.
Pelosi also allegedly had drugs in his system while he was being arrested on DUI charges earlier this year, according to court documents. Pelosi slurred his speech while being detained, and allegedly attempted to offer officers a courtesy card, reports Fox News.
On May 28, 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.
Documents say that 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.
Pelosi 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 was charged with a DUI causing injury. He was released on $5,000 bail the next morning.
The Napa County District Attorney’s Office originally said that it would not release dash or body cam footage from Paul Pelosi’s DUI arrest because it could “jeopardize” an investigation that is still ongoing.
Now that Pelosi has pled guilty, the footage has been released.