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FIRST ON FOX: A California Law Enforcement Association revoked Paul Pelosi’s lifetime membership, saying his conduct when arrested for impaired driving in May “reflected badly” on the group.
The California Highway Patrol 11-99 (CHP 11-99) Foundation informed Pelosi of her termination in a letter Wednesday, the group said in a statement shared with Fox News Digital. The group requested in the letter that he return all CHP 11-99 membership items he currently possesses.
“After evaluating the events that [led] upon Mr. Pelosi’s arrest and conviction, we revoke Mr. Pelosi’s life membership in the CHP 11-99 Foundation with immediate effect,” the foundation’s board and staff said Thursday. in a press release.
“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 or not, which violates the terms and conditions. which he accepted on his membership application,” the organization said. continuous statement.
“These actions reflect badly on the 11-99 Foundation and undermine our important mission,” he added.
Pelosi, who is married to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, was arrested on the evening of May 28 after being involved in a car accident that injured another driver. Court documents showed he flashed his CHP 11-99 membership card when highway patrol officers arrived at the scene.
Fox News Digital was first to report that police alleged Pelosi gave officers a CHP 11-99 Foundation card when they asked for his ID.
Following reports of Pelosi’s conduct during the arrest, a CHP 11-99 spokesperson said the group had opened an internal probe in its status as a member but would wait to have all the facts of the case before rendering a decision. On Tuesday, Pelosi was sentenced to an eight-hour labor program and three years probation after pleading guilty in court to driving under the influence and causing bodily harm.
“We would like to remind all of our members and the public that the purpose of 11-99 membership is to show support for the sacrifice and vital work that CHP employees perform daily across the state to keep people safe. our families,” the foundation said. the board and staff added in their statement Thursday.
“We will continue to assess any violation of our terms and conditions of membership that comes to our attention through due process and remove any member who violates these terms.”
The mission of CHP 11-99, which was founded in 1982, is to provide emergency assistance to California Highway Patrol employees and scholarships to their children, according to the group’s website. New members of the group must submit to a criminal background and conduct check to ensure that the reputation of the foundation remains intact.
The group will reimburse Pelosi for anything he has given to the group once he receives his membership items, the group said, citing its standard membership termination process.
Pelosi’s attorney, Amanda Bevins, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Fox News’ Michael Ruiz contributed reporting.