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NEW Fox News articles can now be heard on audio! EXCLUSIVE INFORMATION: Following a crash on May 28 for which he is now facing two DUI charges, police made at least two stops before taking Paul Pelosi into custody and transporting him to jail. He had more than two hours to burn off alcohol in his system before investigators collected a blood sample.
According to the sheriffs department, the 82-year-old was transported to Queen of the Valley Hospital for treatment of any potential injuries before being brought to a Napa County jail as is customary in the wake of a significant car accident.
Approximately 5 miles from the Pelosis vineyard estate, at 10:17 p.m. on May 28, a 911 caller reported the crash near the intersection of California Route 29 and Oakville Cross Road.
Prosecutors claim that CalFire medics and Napa deputies were on the site first, but California Highway Patrol took care of the matter.
On April 25, 2015, in Washington, DC, Paul and Nancy Pelosi attend the Bloomberg and Vanity Fair cocktail event that follows the 2015 WHCA Dinner at the French Ambassador’s residence. VF15/WireImage/Dimitrios Kambouris
According to records, CHP officially detained Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, at their Napa office at 11:44 p.m. before taking a blood sample. The first to report that Pelosi allegedly gave police his driver’s license and a “11-99 Foundation” card when they demanded identification was Fox News Digital. The foundation is a nonprofit organization that helps CHP officers and awards scholarships to their kids.
On May 29, at 12:32 a.m., officers collected the sample, two hours and fifteen minutes after receiving the 911 call. His BAC was determined to be.082 percent as a result.
According to the criminal complaint, Pelosi is 200 pounds and stands 6 feet, 2 inches tall. However, according to legal and medical authorities, the human body typically burns up alcohol at a rate of about.016 percent every hour, regardless of a person’s size. Pelosis’ BAC was most likely higher during the collision than it was during the test.
Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, poses for a photograph after being arrested for DUI in California. (Department of Corrections for Napa County)
One former lawyer told Fox News Digital, “California lawyers are fully aware that blood alcohol is processed at a predetermined rate, so much each hour. So Mr. Pelosi’s 0.82 percent blood alcohol content hours after the collision can readily be converted to a significantly higher BAC at the time of the collision.
He added that it could be done “with legally admissible precision.”
Dr. John Brick, a forensic psychopharmacology expert located in Yardley, Pennsylvania, believes that the driver had a BAC of between.105 percent and.127 percent at the time of the collision and that he had stopped drinking about an hour before driving.
According to age, gender, and BAC data, “the relative risk for a fatal single car crash is, at the low estimate, 17 to 31 times greater as compared with sober controls,” he said in a statement to Fox News Digital on Thursday. The majority of drinkers don’t reliably show symptoms like slurred speech, problems walking, etc. until their blood alcohol content (BAC) is over.15 percent.
Both Pelosi and the other driver declined medical assistance at the scene of the collision.
According to a criminal complaint acquired by Fox News Digital, officers noticed “signs of impairment,” including “red/watery eyes,” and said he failed field sobriety tests.
Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the US House of Representatives, and her husband Paul. (Image credit: AFP/Samuel Corum via Getty Images) ))
Days after the accident, the second driver, a John Doe, informed the police that he had started feeling headaches, pain in his arm, neck, and shoulder, and was finding it difficult to move anything with his right arm. He was looking for a doctor to treat him.
WERE THERE EYEWATCHES? The office of Napa County District Attorney Allison Haley has insisted that California ethics laws prevent it from disclosing information, including witness statements, medical diagnoses, photographs, and body or dashcam video.
The criminal complaint states that Mr. Paul Pelosi was driving his Porsche and was the only person inside when they first made contact. John Doe, the victim, was approached while waiting outside his sport utility vehicle.
It’s yet unknown if any of the cars included occupants. In complaints, passengers aren’t usually included.
For instance, the victim of a hit-and-run in Venice Beach who was struck with her baby’s stroller and a stolen car revealed that a second juvenile had been a passenger in the vehicle at the time. She even posted images of the two young people answering police questions. The passenger was not included in the complaint, and only the driver was accused (and eventually found guilty).
Requests for response from a CHP spokeswoman were not immediately entertained.
Pelosi arrived to the jail at 4:13 in the morning and was booked, given a citation, and released at 7:26.
Pelosi entered a not guilty plea to two misdemeanor DUI counts including injuries on Wednesday morning. She is scheduled to appear in court again on August 23.
Fox News Digital correspondent Michael Ruiz works there. Send story ideas to @mikerreports on Twitter and Michael.email@example.com.