Authorities have released dashcam footage of Paul Pelosi slurring his words following a drunken crash in California back in May.
The dashcam video shows Paul Pelosi, husband to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, being questioned by California Highway Patrol moments after the crash that left another driver injured.
In the video, Pelosi can be heard mumbling to an officer that he had a “glass of champagne before dinner” and “a glass of white.”
“Officers responding to the crash after 10 p.m. said they found Pelosi in the driver’s seat of his 2021 Porsche Carrera, while the other driver — who was injured — was standing outside an SUV,” the New York Post reported. “When asked for identification, officers said Pelosi had offered them his driver’s license and an ’11-99 Foundation’ card, which supports CHP employees and their families.”
Pelosi was “unsteady on his feet, his speech was slurred, and he had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage,” officers said at the time.
The dash cam video came after Pelosi appeared in court on Tuesday after being charged with Driving Under the Influence.
Paul Pelosi pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and causing injury in connection to the DUI.
Pelosi’s plea agreement includes a jail term of five days, although Judge Joseph Solga noted that he already had credit for four days, two from actual time served and two for conduct credits. The remaining day will be covered by an 8-hour work program, Fox News reported.
“The sentence also includes a three-month drunk driving program, one year with an ignition interlock device, restitution payments, as well as three years of probation. As part of the agreement, Pelosi pleaded guilty to violating California Vehicle Code 23153(a), and a second charge was dismissed in the interest of justice,” the report added.
Earlier this month, a lawyer for Paul Pelosi appeared on his behalf in a Napa County court for his arraignment on DUI charges.
In June, California law enforcement released the mugshot of Paul Pelosi from his DUI arrest.
“Police release booking photo of Speaker Pelosi’s husband Paul Pelosi from late May after he was arrested for DUI,” Fox News correspondent Chad Pergram wrote on Twitter. “Napa County says the decision to release or withhold mugshots is up to police. Not DA.”
“Mr. Pelosi received the same treatment under that policy that all individuals released from County Jail receive,” Napa County law enforcement officials said. “No state law specifically requires the release of booking photos or mugshots, but policies regarding this topic can vary by jurisdiction.”
Pelosi’s attorney released a statement following his late May arrest.
“Several news reports about Saturday night’s traffic incident involving Paul Pelosi have included incorrect information,” the attorney said. “Mr. Pelosi was attending a dinner party at the home of friends near Oakville.”
“He left that party at 10:15 PM Saturday, to drive to his home a short distance away. He was alone in his car,” the statement continued. “After stopping at the intersection of Walnut Drive and Highway 29, and proceeding across Highway 29 to Oakville Cross Road, his car was hit on the back fender by a Jeep heading southbound on Highway 29.”
The attorney claimed that Paul Pelosi was “fully cooperative with California Highway Patrol officers” and that “a prior driving offense erroneously attributed to Mr. Pelosi is untrue and likely refers to another person with the same name.”
“There are also incorrect reports that misstate the timing of events,” the statement concluded. “Mr. Pelosi left the dinner party at 10:15 PM Saturday. The incident happened a few minutes later.”
Speaker Pelosi’s office released a statement at the time saying the 80-year-old California lawmaker would not be commenting on the alleged crime.
“The Speaker will not be commenting on this private matter which occurred while she was on the East Coast,” spokesman Drew Hammill said in a statement.
A California district attorney is also refusing to release the police body cam showing the arrest of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paul Pelosi.
It was also revealed last month that Paul Pelosi allegedly “killed” his older brother when he lost control of a car that he was driving back when he was a teenager in 1957.