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Nancy Pelosi’s husband pleads not guilty to drink driving charge in California

Nancy Pelosi’s husband pleaded not guilty in California to a charge of drink driving.

Paul Pelosi (82) was charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol causing injury, and driving with a blood alcohol level of 0.08% or higher.

After a DUI test, the charges were brought up in relation to a crash that occurred in Northern California Wine Country on 28 May.

Image: Pelosi was detained in May. Pic: AP

China sends a furious warning to the US after growing invasion fears. Nancy Pelosi – Taiwan news


On Wednesday, he did not appear in person at Napa County Superior Court. Instead, his lawyer Amanda Bevins entered not guilty pleas.

After a May crash in Napa County, he was arrested. A blood sample was taken approximately two hours later, at 10.17pm.

According to the California Highway Patrol, Pelosi was driving a 2021 Porsche through an intersection near Yountville and collided with a Jeep 2014.

Because of the injuries suffered by the driver, 48-years-old, the prosecution filed the case as an offense.

The police did not provide any details about the injuries nor additional information on the other driver.

Pelosi was released with a $5,000 bail (PS4,100). If convicted, he will spend at least five days in prison and up to five years probation.

Prosecutors said that he would be required to complete a drink-driver course and to install an ignition interlock system in his car. This is a breathalyser that requires drivers to blow into before they can operate the vehicle.

Nancy and Paul Pelosi were married in 1963.

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Sean Bell, a retired Air-Vice Marshal, has spoken out to Sky News about tensions between China (and Taiwan)

Sky News has more information:

Why is Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan trip so controversial?

The Democratic Speaker of House of Representatives is currently in Asia on a state trip, which includes a extroversial visit to Taiwan.

The blockade in the island country has angered Beijing, who sent a furious warning message to the United States.

Tuesday saw 27 Chinese aircrafts enter Taiwan’s air defense zone. This prompted Taipei and other countries to scramble their jets.


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