Napa County, California, prosecutors walked back a “boilerplate” drug allegation in the DUI complaint against Paul Pelosi on Wednesday after his arraignment on a pair of misdemeanor charges in a crash that wrecked two vehicles and injured the other driver.
The criminal complaint, obtained Tuesday, alleged that Pelosi injured the other driver “while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage and a drug and under their combined influence.”
But prosecutors have confirmed they are alleging he drove under the influence of alcohol on May 28 — not that he had a drug in his system, as indicated in the document.
Pelosi’s attorney Amanda Bevins told Fox News Digital late Tuesday, “I believe that the drug reference is part of the statutory boilerplate language in the complaint.”
The Napa County District Attorney’s Office agreed with that characterization Wednesday.
“She is correct,” Assistant District Attorney Paul Gero told Fox News Digital. “It is boilerplate language auto generated in the complaint. Our theory is alcohol.”
Officers allegedly encountered Pelosi sitting in his damaged 2021 Porsche, slurring his speech and with “a strong odor of an alcohol beverage emanating from his breath” after a crash near the intersection of California Route 29 and Oakville Cross Road.
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