Pelosi’s husband receives jail, probation sentence for DUI in Napa County

Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in Washington on March 17.
(Andrew Harnik / Associated Press)

Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco), pleaded guilty Tuesday to misdemeanor driving under the influence charges related to a car crash he caused in May in Yountville, Calif. He was sentenced to five days in jail and three years of probation, according to authorities.

Paul Pelosi, 82, won’t serve any additional jail time after already serving two days and receiving conduct credit for two other days, Napa County Superior Court Judge Joseph Solga said. In lieu of serving the remaining day in jail, the court ordered that he complete the day through the court work program, Pelosi’s attorney said. The court work program converts one day of jail into eight hours of community service.

Solga also dismissed a second charge against Pelosi for driving with a blood alcohol level of 0.08%. Pelosi did not appear in court and was ordered to pay a $1,723 court fine and nearly $5,000 in victim restitution for medical bills and lost wages. For the next year, he will need to have a certified ignition device on any vehicle he drives, and based on the court’s ruling, the Department of Motor Vehicles can suspend Pelosi’s license for a year, according to prosecutors.

Pelosi was driving a 2021 Porsche and collided with a 2014 Jeep driven by a 48-year-old in Napa County, the California Highway Patrol said in May. He was arrested and administered a blood test that showed 0.082% blood alcohol content, the Napa County district attorney’s office said. He pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol causing injury.


Pelosi owns and operates Financial Leasing Services, a San Francisco-based real estate and venture capital investment and consulting firm.

Nancy and Paul Pelosi have been married since 1963.