On the 28th of May, when Nancy Pelosi was in Washington, DC, possibly nursing a headache over her second scotch on the rocks, her husband, Paul Pelosi, was speeding down a country road while under the influence of alcohol. Paul wrecked a brand new Porsche by driving past a stop sign and colliding head-on with a Jeep Wrangler from 2014. The collision rendered both cars undriveable.
Paul gave his "CHP11-99 Foundation" card to the responding county deputies as if it were his get out of jail free card while he was still seated in his Porsche. The card is one that is provided to those who make donations to charitable organizations. It was almost the case. Due to the fact that he is a Pelosi and is wealthy, there was an attempt to cover up the situation or make it "go away." Friends of Paul who work in government failed in their attempt to make it seem like nothing significant had happened. The district attorney in charge of the area ignored the reporters. Pelosi hired a public relations firm in the hopes of making the issue disappear. The mugshots, which are generally made accessible right away, could not be found anywhere.
Toadies in government who were beholden to Pelosi and his Do you know who I am?" type of attitude and money were attempting to make it go away as late as two weeks after Pelosi came dangerously close to killing someone.
When the pressure became too much, the District Attorney (DA) ultimately charged Paul Pelosi with two misdemeanors and began acting (sort of) like a prosecutor. Pelosi was involved in another accident in which she caused damage to two automobiles and came within a hair's breadth of taking the life of the other driver. It was his responsibility to appear in court on allegations of felony DUI. In addition to alcohol, he most likely had other substances in his system. However, he is Paul Pelosi, and he is wealthy.
Pelosi at first entered a plea of not guilty. That shifted on Tuesday when the district attorney and his counsel reached a settlement agreement. Pelosi entered a plea of guilty to one count, which was a misdemeanor charge for breaching California Vehicle Code 23153(a). The second count was dropped "in the interest of justice," as the official reason said. Because he is not required to appear in court, Mr. Pelosi was not there. His attorney appeared before the 977 Commission on his behalf.
There is a mandatory jail sentence of five days, but it is not really enforced. Pelosi was given credit for four days by the judge who was presiding. Four of those days were considered "actual time served," while the other two were credited as conduct days. In the state of California, the penalties for misdemeanors are automatically reduced, and the decrease makes them half as long. How is the difference between the two days determined? Pelosi was transported to jail shortly before midnight after being arrested. These few minutes are counted as a "day" spent in detention by the system. After his release the following morning, another day was subtracted from his total sentence. A work schedule consisting of eight hours per day will be followed on the "fifth" day. That is to say, it is very possible that he will show up somewhere and read a book. Therefore, other than spending one night in a cell, Mr. Pelosi will not spend any time in actual incarceration for nearly killing someone while he was under the influence of alcohol.
His remaining obligations include participation in a program for impaired driving for a period of three months and the installation of an ignition interlock device for a period of one year. He was given a three-year probationary sentence and was ordered to make restitution. Raise your glass, Paul. Sweet deal.
Pelosi had no chance of winning the case in court, and the "mystery" woman who was in the passenger seat of Paul's now-destroyed Porsche won't have to testify about what Paul drank and consumed before the accident, nor will she have to describe what she was doing at the time that Paul "blew" through a stop sign.
In a nutshell, Paul Pelosi was given a light sentence for a DUI offense that could have been considered a felony. It's a good life to be married to the wicked witch and wealthy at the same time.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on Red State.