Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), is perhaps surprisingly suffering some actual consequences in the aftermath of his arrest in May for driving under the influence of alcohol and being involved in a vehicular accident that caused injury to the other driver.
One of those consequences is the revocation of his lifetime membership with the California Highway Patrol’s 11-99 Foundation, a charity that supports CHP employees and their families, the Washington Examiner reported.
Pelosi was kicked out of that charitable organization due to the reported fact that he offered his 11-99 Foundation membership card along with his driver’s license to the arresting officers, which at the very least creates the appearance that he was attempting to exert membership privilege in order to avoid trouble.
Lifetime membership terminated
“After evaluating the events that led to Mr. Pelosi’s arrest and conviction, we are revoking Mr. Pelosi’s lifetime membership with the CHP 11-99 Foundation effective immediately,” the organization said in a statement Thursday. “A letter to Mr. Pelosi informing him of this termination was mailed out yesterday.”
“The mere presentation of his 11-99 Foundation identification credentials to law enforcement made it appear that he was presenting them for preferential treatment whether that was the case or not which violates the terms and conditions he agreed to on his membership application,” the statement continued.
“These actions reflected poorly on the 11-99 Foundation and undermined our important mission,” the organization said, and further noted that it had requested the immediate return of all membership items he had purchased or received and, once those items were returned, the organization would provide Pelosi with a refund of all dues and fees paid — but not voluntary donations — as is standard procedure for all instances of membership revocation.
Actual consequences and repercussions
The announcement of the termination of Paul Pelosi’s lifetime membership with the CHP 11-99 Foundation came just two days after he faced sentencing in Napa County Superior Court on Tuesday, according to the Associated Press.
Pelosi was sentenced to five days in jail, though all of those days were waived — two days were credited for the overnight hours he spent being processed and booked, another two days were waived for good behavior, and the fifth day was waived in lieu of an agreement to participate in an eight-hour court work program.
He was also sentenced to serve three years of probation, was ordered to attend a three-month DUI class, and to install a breathalyzer ignition lock device on his vehicle, as well as pay around $7,000 in assorted fines and fees.
That AP report noted that Pelosi had been arrested on the night of May 28 after wrecking his 2021 Porsche with another vehicle, the driver of which suffered minor injuries that, per prosecutors, led to the misdemeanor charge that Pelosi ultimately pleaded guilty to.
He had been obviously intoxicated when officers arrived on the scene of the crash and Pelosi later registered a blood-alcohol content of 0.082 percent, just slightly above the legal limit of 0.08 percent.
Paul Pelosi likely thought that his marriage to a top-ranked Democrat in Congress, as well as his membership in a charitable organization that supports the police, would spare him any repercussions for his actions, but now both the court and the CHP 11-99 Foundation have proven that thinking wrong.