The drama is finally over for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and her DUI husband Paul Pelosi.
Pelosi pleaded guilty in the DUI case, hoping to get off without jail time.
Thankfully, the judge saw fit to give him a few days behind bars, although they will never be served.
Pelosi was arrested in May after crashing his Porsche and injuring another driver.
He was blowing a .082 at the time of the test, which was several hours after the accident.
Realistically, Pelosi was well over 0.11 at the time of the accident.
He has been sentenced to five days in jail, three years probation, and he must complete a 3-month DUI program.
Additionally, he will face fines of about $5,000 and have to pay the victim’s medical bills and lost wages.
Before he can drive again, the vehicle must be fitted with an ignition interlock device to check for BAL before starting the ignition.
Here is the kicker, though.
The five days of prison time were given as time already served, at least for the most part.
He is getting two days credit for his brief overnight stay during the night of the arrest (I believe he was in custody for less than 12 hours, albeit over two days), the court matched those two days with two days for good conduct. His fifth day of “jail time” will be considered “court-approved community service.”
What are the chances one of us would have received that kindness from the judge considering the seriousness of the accident?
This, my friends, is what is called privilege.
That is about as light a sentence as Pelosi could have hoped to receive, and we all know why it happened.
He probably went out for drinks with the judge after the verdict was given.
Source: The Hill