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Officials Refuse To Release Paul Pelosi’s DUI Arrest Videos

Napa County, CA – California authorities have refused to release the bodycam video of the drunk driving arrest of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s (D-California) husband in May.

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) denied a public records request from FOX News for dashcam and bodycam video of 82-year-old Paul Pelosi’s May 28 arrest.

CHP said in a letter to the network that it had the footage of Paul Pelosi’s arrest “however, the Napa County District Attorney’s Office has advised the release of records would jeopardize an ongoing investigation.”

The Napa County District Attorney’s Office also put out a statement in response to widespread rumors that the charges against the ranking Democrat’s husband had been dismissed, FOX News reported.

“This is standard protocol in any DUI case that is referred by a law enforcement agency in Napa County,” the district attorney’s office wrote. “No decision has been made at this time. Any speculation to the contrary is incorrect.”

CHP said Paul Pelosi was driving a 2021 Porsche on State Route 29 just before 10:30 p.m. on May 28 when he was involved in a crash with a 2014 Jeep driven by a 48-year-old man, the New York Post reported.

The crash report said Pelosi was attempting to cross the highway when he was struck by the Jeep that was travelling northbound, CNN reported.

He was returning to River Run, the vineyard he owns with his politician wife, after a dinner party when the crash occurred, according to the New York Post.

The crash report does not identify either driver as having been at fault, but then Paul Pelosi was arrested for drunk driving at 11:44 p.m. after he submitted to a breath test administered by law enforcement officers, TMZ reported.

Paul Pelosi was arrested at the scene.

He was booked into the Napa County jail at 4:13 a.m. on Sunday morning and charged with driving under the influence and driving with a blood alcohol content level of 0.08 or higher, according to TMZ.

His bail was set at $5,000, the New York Post reported.

Paul Pelosi was released on bail at about 7:26 a.m. on May 29.

Authorities have not yet released Nancy Pelosi’s husband’s mugshot.

Written by
Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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