Speaker Pelosi's husband, Paul Pelosi, pleads not guilty to DUI-related charges

Pelosi was charged with a DUI and causing bodily injury

Updated: August 3, 2022 - 12:11pm

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband, Paul Pelosi, pleaded not guilty Wednesday in a California court to DUI-related charges.

The judge in the case set Aug. 23 as the date for the next court proceeding – a settlement conference, for the possibility that Pelosi's legal team and Napa County prosecutors will reach a deal ahead of a trial.

Pelosi was charged last month following his arrest in May in connection with his collision with a Jeep at an intersection near Yountville, Calif., police said.

Both vehicles reportedly sustained "major collision damage" according to the police report. 

Police determined that Pelosi had a blood alcohol content of .082, above the legal limit. 

The criminal complaint against the 82-year-old Pelosi also states he was under the combined "influence of an alcoholic beverage and a drug."

In a Driving Under the Influence report, police alleged that Pelosi's eyes were "red/watery" and that he was "unsteady on his feet, his speech was slurred, and he had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage." 

The man driving the Jeep involved in the collision, only referred to as John Doe, reported pain in his arm, shoulders and neck following the incident, as well as headaches following the crash.