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.
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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