Nancy Pelosi's husband, Paul, will face criminal charges -- and possibly jail time -- for his recent DUI arrest, and TMZ has learned ... the arresting officer noted Pelosi handed him a special card showing he supports cops.
Paul Pelosi has been charged with 2 misdemeanors -- Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol Causing Injury, and Driving with .08% Blood Alcohol Level or Higher Causing Injury.
We're told a blood sample was taken and it came back .082% BAC ... just over the legal limit.
TMZ broke the story ... Paul was involved in a car accident the night of May 28 near Napa, California, where police say Paul was behind the wheel of a 2021 Porsche when it was struck by a Jeep in a 2-vehicle crash.
The CHP officers who responded say Pelosi had "objective signs and symptoms of alcohol intoxication" ... such as watery eyes, slurred speech and a "strong odor" of alcohol on his breath. They say he also showed signs of impairment after field sobriety testing.
Interestingly, they also note Pelosi handed officers his "11-99 Foundation" card when they asked him for ID. The foundation provides financial assistance and scholarships to CHP officers and their families.
The penalty includes up to 5 years probation, a minimum of 5 days in jail, and the installation of an ignition interlock device.
There were rumors the California Governor stepped in to help Paul, something that was shot down by a spokesperson for Napa County, who told TMZ ... "Governor Newsomhas not contacted the D.A.'s office nor intervened to have all DUI charges against Paul Pelosi dropped."