Paul Pelosi, the husband of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, has pleaded guilty to driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol. Pelosi, 82, was charged with drunk driving after his car met with an accident on the night of May 28, 2022. He has been sentenced to a jail term of five days and three years probation.

The venture capitalist was charged in Napa County, California with one count of driving under the influence and one of driving with a blood alcohol content level of 0.08 or higher. His bail was set for $5,000 for the two misdemeanours. He pleaded not guilty to the charges.

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Who is Paul Pelosi? 

Paul Pelosi owns Financial Leasing Services, Inc, which is a real estate and venture capital investment and consulting firm based in his birth place – San Francisco. He married Nancy Pelosi (Nancy D’Alesandro) in 1963. They have five children – Alexandra Pelosi, Paul Pelosi, Jr., Jacqueline Pelosi, Nancy Corinne Pelosi, Christine Pelosi. 

He is 86 years old. 

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Paul was the owner of the now-defunct Sacramento Mountain Lions of the United Football League. In 2009, he purchased the California Redwoods, a franchise in the same competition, for $12 million. The Redwoods would later move to Sacramento to become the Sacramento Mountain Lions.

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After Nancy pelosi was denied her Communion at the Salvatore Cordileone, the archbishop of San Francisco over her support of abortion rights, Paul released a letter in which he wrote, “I have determined that the point has come in which I must make a public declaration that she is not to be admitted to Holy Communion unless and until she publicly repudiates her support for abortion ‘rights’ and confess and receive absolution for her cooperation in this evil in the sacrament of Penance.”

He went on to say that he gets “no pleasure whatsoever in fulfilling my pastoral duty” and that his decision “is purely pastoral, not political.”