Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s husband Paul Pelosi was charged with driving while impaired (DUI) after being involved in a car crash, and it’s becoming clear that Democrats have a certain “privilege” that nobody else has.
Included in that double standard is stock trading. Paul Pelosi has been involved in shady stock trades in companies that his wife regulates including Amazon, Apple, Google, and Tesla for years. Now that double standard may be translating to a DUI charge.
Just after the DUI investigation, the California Highway Patrol said, “The Napa County District Attorney’s Office has advised the release of records would jeopardize an ongoing investigation. As such, records are being withheld pursuant to Government Code section 6254 (f).”
Government Code section 6254 (f) says that records should remain private “if the public interest in withholding those records clearly outweighs the public interest in disclosure.”
That means that Paul Pelosi is more important than you are. Just remember, if you were charged with DUI, they wouldn’t have any reason to hide the footage from the public.
Paul Pelosi now has additional charges including driving under the influence of alcohol causing injury and driving with a .08% Blood Alcohol Level or higher causing injury. At the time Paul Pelosi was charged, his Blood Alcohol Level was .082%. Keep in mind that the arrest happened just before midnight and he was booked into the jail after 4 a.m. That means that hours went by before the Blood Alcohol Level was taken and the metabolic rate of alcohol probably dropped his Blood Alcohol Level considerably.
The next court date for Paul Pelosi is on August 3, which is likely not going to be the last. Frequently, DUI cases last years in court.
So far, Nancy Pelosi hasn’t commented on her husband’s DUI arrest and actively avoids questions centered around the arrest from the media.