FACT CHECK: Were Paul Pelosi’s DUI Charges Dropped?

Anna Mock | Fact Check Reporter

A post shared on Facebook claims recent DUI charges against Paul Pelosi, husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, have been dropped. 

Verdict: False

The claim is false. The Napa County District Attorney’s Office is currently reviewing charges against Paul Pelosi.

Fact Check: 

Paul Pelosi was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence with a blood alcohol content level of 0.08 or higher after being involved in a collision in Napa County, California, according to CNN. He was released the next morning after posting $5,000 bail, the outlet reported.

The Facebook post shows a screenshot of a tweet from Republican Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert that reads, “Paul Pelosi’s DUI charges have been dropped. Is anyone really surprised?”

There is no evidence to support this claim. There are no credible news reports suggesting Paul Pelosi’s charges have been dropped. No such announcement appears on the website or social media accounts of the Napa County Sherriff’s Office. (RELATED: Was Paul Pelosi Arrested For Possession Of Child Porn?)

The Napa County District Attorney’s Office issued a June 9 press release stating the charges against Paul Pelosi are currently under review. No decision has been made at this time,” reads part of the press release. “Any speculation to the contrary is incorrect.” The statement goes on to note that the media and public would be notified if and when charges were filed.

Paul Pelosi is set to appear in Napa County Superior Court August 3, according to the press release. The Napa County District Attorney’s Office stated it would not be releasing footage of Paul Pelosi’s arrest as it could “jeopardize” the ongoing investigation, Fox News reported.

Anna Mock

Fact Check Reporter

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