The legal status of possible charges against Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paul Pelosi, remain unclear almost two weeks after his arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence in Napa County, California, on May 29.
Napa County District Attorney Allison Haley issued a statement on Thursday indicating Pelosi has agreed to an August 3 court date in the matter in the Napa County Superior Court. If he is actually charged, the court date will reportedly be for his arraignment.
Haley said that her office is continuing to “review” the matter. She said that no decision has been reached about what, if any, charges would be formally filed. Haley claimed that the case is following “standard protocol for any DUI case referred by a law enforcement agency in Napa County.”
The 82-year-old Pelosi was arrested by California Highway Patrol officers for suspicion of driving a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol. California state law requires a blood alcohol content of .08% or higher for that charge.
At the time of his arrest, Pelosi was booked into the Napa County Department of Corrections. He was subsequently cited and released.
Haley went on to say Thursday that any speculation that a charging decision has been made is incorrect. She said that the “media and public will be notified” when a “filing decision is made.”
Donald Trump, Jr. posted a tweet on Wednesday asking, “Did anyone really believe that Paul Pelosi would face any consequence at all for his DUI crash? Anyone who’s been paying attention knows that the rules don’t apply to Dems they just want you to abide by what they say not what they do. Recurring theme!”
The police report regarding Pelosi’s arrest indicates that he was driving a 2021 Porsche and upon entering an intersection had a collision with a 2014 Jeep. No injuries were reported.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s spokesman Drew Hammill has said that she will “not be commenting on this private matter” other than to say she was “on the East Coast” when it occurred.
Paul Pelosi’s attorney issued a statement claiming he had been at a dinner party at the home of some friends when the accident occured. The attorney claimed Pelosi was driving home around 10:15 p.m. when his car was “hit on the back fender by a Jeep.”