Fox News host Jesse Watters decried House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband Paul basically getting a slap on the wrist after he was sentenced to 5 days in jail over his DUI bust that was caught on dashcam video.
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The California Highway Patrol has released videos and photos of Paul Pelosi following the crash of his car. He pleaded guilty to a DUI charge on Tuesday.
Pelosi’s 2021 Porsche and the other driver’s 2014 Jeep sustained “major collision damage” in the crash around 10:17 p.m. on May 28. Responding officers found Pelosi in the driver’s seat in his wrecked car near the intersection of California Route 29 and Oakville Cross Road.
The video shows Paul Pelosi slurring his speech and failing field sobriety tests. He can be heard telling an officer that he had a “glass of champagne before dinner” and also “a glass of white.” He claimed he started drinking around 7 p.m. and finished around 8. Investigators determined he had a blood-alcohol content of .082 percent, but that was after two hours of roaming around.
“He’s constantly grabbing onto the patrol car just to keep his balance,” an officer can be heard saying as they discuss the situation. Pelosi can be seen walking in front of the dashcam with his hand on the front push bar as well.
Why did Paul Pelosi just plead guilty to a DUI in California and only get probation even though he injured a woman?
— Paul A. Szypula (@Bubblebathgirl) August 23, 2022
Pelosi, 82, handed police his driver’s license and an “11-99 Foundation” card when they asked for his ID, according to court documents. The 11-99 Foundation is a California Highway Patrol charity that supports officers and provides scholarships for their children.
Pelosi’s sentence includes 5 days in jail, three years on probation, $5,000 in restitution to the victim, and a three-month DUI program. He is also required to have a certified ignition device installed on his vehicle for a year. Pelosi will pay nearly $2,000 in fines.
That light slap on the wrist gets even worse. Paul Pelosi already served two days in jail and received good conduct credit for two other days, according to Napa County Superior Court Judge Joseph Solga. He will work eight hours in the court’s work program in lieu of the remaining day, Solga stated during the sentencing. Pelosi did not attend his sentencing, according to the Associated Press.
Watters called the incident worse than a misdemeanor in the opening monologue of his show “Jesse Watters Primetime” on Tuesday.
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The Fox News host asserted that the arrest of Pelosi “paints a very dark picture.”
“It’s obvious to anyone with two eyes this is not a misdemeanor. This is a felony. The cops admitted how serious it was on the tape they’ve been hiding. They told Paul he was lucky to be alive,” Watters remarked.
DUI attorneys told Watters that Pelosi received the “bare minimum” for his actions.
Watters contends that if the damning video had been released earlier, Pelosi might have been charged with a felony. He then charged that was the reason the video was withheld until after the plea deal.
For anyone else in California a DUI arrest from an auto accident resulting in personal I jury is a felony violation unless your last name is Pelosi.Another case of a TWO TIERED SYSTEM OF JUSTICE,one for regular people and a different system for the wealthy politically connected
— J C (@48zorba) August 23, 2022
He asserted that the crash scene was “totally chaotic,” with two wrecked cars, “busted” airbags, and damaged fences.
“This could have been vehicular manslaughter. This could have been vehicular homicide. These two guys could have died,” Watters noted. “Remember: When they told us that no one got hurt, they had these pictures, then they were hiding them. Pictures of Paul’s bruised and bloody hands.”
Paul Pelosi was reportedly not wearing his wedding ring in the photo of his bloodied hand that was released, Watters pointed out.
DUI attorney Brian Claypool called the case a “scripted injustice,” according to Fox News.
Paul Pelosi tells the policeman at the scene of his accident that he's a high profile person. He thinks he's special, but he's a POS.
— Mary 🇺🇸🍊🍊 (@maryzorian2) August 23, 2022
He recounted that the district attorney, defense lawyer, and judge met Monday. That “never happens,” he claimed.
The plea deal “was an entire pretext and a ruse to show the public that they were not in cahoots,” Claypool said.
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