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The attorney for Polo Pelosi, the multi-millionaire husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, has arrived in Napa County, California. arraignment on DUI charges Wednesday morning.
Attorney Amanda Bevins pleaded guilty to both charges before Napa County Superior Court Judge Monique Langhorne on behalf of her client.
Pelosi in 2021 Porsche and another driver in 2014. the Jeep sustained “extensive damage” in the crash on May 28 at approximately 10:17 p.m. 29 California Road and Oakville Cross Road.
He faces two misdemeanor charges of DUI causing injury and driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.08% causing injury.
Aimee McLeod, a deputy Napa County prosecutor, appeared for the arraignment.
Pelosi will remain free on her own recognizance and is due back in court on August 23. 9 o’clock PT on the settlement conference.
The parties could discuss the possibility of a plea deal, continuing the case or preparing for trial, Bevins said.
If convicted, Pelosi could face up to five years of probation, at least five days in jail and be ordered to install an ignition interlock device in his car, according to District Attorney Allison Haley’s office. Other penalties may include fines and fees and a court-ordered “drunk driving class.”
The indictment comes a day after Pelosi’s wife, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, soured US-China relations with a trip to Taiwan, which Beijing considers part of its territory. A week after reports that he sold millions of dollars in Nvidia stock, the House voted on a bill that would affect the industry.
On the night of the crash, Pelosi allegedly gave officers his driver’s license and an 11-99 Foundation card when they asked for his ID, documents show. 11-99 fund is a California Highway Patrol Charity which supports officers and awards scholarships to their children.
Pelosi allegedly showed “signs of impairment” during field sobriety tests, and officers “observed objective signs and symptoms of alcohol intoxication,” the documents state.
Among them were allegedly “red/watery” eyes.
“He was unsteady on his feet, slurred his speech, and had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his mouth,” the complaint states.
Another driver, identified as John Doe, was parked next to the SUV, according to the documents.
Both of them refused treatment at the scene, but on June 2 Doe told Napa County prosecutors that the day after the crash, he began to experience pain in his upper right arm, right shoulder and neck. He also complained of headaches and said it was difficult to lift things with his right hand, according to the documents.
Pelosi allegedly injured the other driver “while under the influence of alcohol and drugs and general intoxication,” according to the first two-count complaint.
Investigators later determined he had a blood alcohol content of 0.082%.
Pelosi’s attorney, Bevins, told Fox News Digital, “I believe the reference to the drug is part of the statutory wording in the complaint.”
Previously, descriptions of the property damage and injuries caused in the accident were withheld.
Pelosi posted $5,000 bail the morning after the crash, records show.
Office of Speaker Pelosi previously said she would not comment on the incident, which a spokesperson said happened while she was on the other side of the country.