We Have the Paul Pelosi Mugshot

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

We’ve been keeping a watch on what’s going on in the case of Paul Pelosi, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband, who was arrested back on May 28 for allegedly driving under the influence and driving with a blood alcohol of at least 0.08 or above.


But there were a lot of questions outstanding about the case. For example, there was a more than four-hour gap between the time that he was arrested and the time he was booked — between 11:44 p.m. and 4:13 a.m., according to the police report. That made me wonder what they were doing during that period. Was he refusing a blood test? Were they deciding whether or not they should book him? Was it to have him in a more presentable/less under the influence condition?

In the days after the arrest, the authorities including the California Highway Patrol and the Napa County Sheriff’s office have declined requests for any further information and did not release the mugshot or the body cam. The CHP claimed they weren’t releasing the body cam because the D.A. had told them it could compromise the investigation. They weren’t even releasing a report of the property damage to the cars in the car accident before he was arrested. The Daily Mail reported he blew a stop sign and was hit in the intersection by another car. The Mail said that their CHP sources told them that neither man was badly hurt but the cars “were written off in the smash.” I’m not sure how releasing the body cam of an allegedly intoxicated Paul Pelosi could compromise the case. But certainly releasing the mugshot couldn’t. So not having the mugshot was causing some talk.


Now the mugshot is out, more than two weeks after the arrest. He looks kind of disturbed and glassy-eyed.

Here’s what the police have to say about the delay.

Pelosi was reportedly coming from attending a dinner party at a friend’s house going back to the vineyard that he and his wife own in the area when he had an accident in his 2021 Porsche.

Nancy Pelosi was allegedly in Providence, Rhode Island at the time, planning on speaking that Sunday at Brown University.


The D.A., Allison Haley, has said that they are still reviewing the case and haven’t decided yet whether to charge him. But that if he is charged, he would be arraigned on August 3 at 8:30 a.m. That raises more questions. Why wouldn’t they charge him if they have evidence that he was driving under the influence? What is there to consider here, and once again, why the delay?


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