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Attorney For Pelosi’s Husband Releases Statement: ‘Untrue,’ ‘Incorrect’ Reports Made About Arrest Incident
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat from California, during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021. House GOP leaders are urging Republican lawmakers to vote against the $550 billion bipartisan infrastructure bill, increasing the likelihood that Speaker Nancy Pelosi will have to postpone a planned Monday vote on the bill given opposition in her own caucus.
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The attorney for Nancy Pelosi’s husband released a statement on Sunday claiming that false information was being reported in regard to his client’s arrest over the weekend for driving under the influence.

Paul Pelosi, 82, was charged with driving under the influence on Sunday morning. At the time, the speaker’s husband was  “driving a 2021 Porsche into an intersection near the town of Yountville and was hit by a 2014 Jeep,” the Associated Press reported. “No injuries were reported, and the 48-year-old driver of the Jeep was not arrested.”

“Several news reports about Saturday night’s traffic incident involving Paul Pelosi have included incorrect information,” the attorney said. “Mr. Pelosi was attending a dinner party at the home of friends near Oakville.”

“He left that party at 10:15 PM Saturday, to drive to his home a short distance away. He was alone in his car,” the statement continued. “After stopping at the intersection of Walnut Drive and Highway 29, and proceeding across Highway 29 to Oakville Cross Road, his car was hit on the back fender by a Jeep heading southbound on Highway 29.”

The attorney claimed that Paul Pelosi was “fully cooperative with California Highway Patrol officers” and that “a prior driving offense erroneously attributed to Mr. Pelosi is untrue and likely refers to another person with the same name.”

It was not clear what the offense was that the attorney was referring to and which he demanded “must be corrected.”

“There are also incorrect reports that misstate the timing of events,” the statement concluded. “Mr. Pelosi left the dinner party at 10:15 PM Saturday. The incident happened a few minutes later.  CHP and Napa County processing took until 7:30 AM Sunday.”

Paul and Nancy Pelosi own an estate in Napa Valley on Zinfandel Lane, which is valued at well north of $5,000,000, that has a vineyard that nets the couple $5,000 to $15,000 in grape sales per year.

Nancy Pelosi was in Rhode Island on Sunday giving a commencement speech at Brown University.

Pelosi’s office responded to the news by saying that she would not be commenting on the alleged incident.

“The Speaker will not be commenting on this private matter which occurred while she was on the East Coast,” spokesman Drew Hammill said in a statement. 

Related: Public Responds To Nancy Pelosi’s Husband Being Arrested

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