Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) husband, 82-year-old Paul Pelosi, reportedly killed his older brother when he lost control of a car that he was driving back when he was a teenager.
Paul Pelosi “killed his brother in an early morning car wreck 65 years before his latest arrest for drunk driving,” the Daily Mail reported. “Paul Pelosi was just 16, a high school sophomore, when his sports car flipped over in February 1957 in Northern California.”
The San Francisco Examiner reported on February 23, 1957, that David John Pelosi “was trapped under the light car driven by his brother when it flipped over on Skyline Highway a mile north of Crystal Springs Dam at 2:40 a.m.”
“He was dead on arrival at Mills Memorial Hospital in San Mateo,” the article continues. “The brother, Paul, 16, also was trapped for a time but managed to struggle free and summon aid. He suffered a broken collarbone.”
“According to Patrolman [Thomas] Ganley, David warned young Paul, as the car neared a tight curve near the dam: ‘This is a bad stretch–better slow down’,” the article continues. “Paul said he tried to slow down by shifting gears, and lost control.”
“The car veered across the road, bounced back from a small embankment, climbed 20 feet up another, spun around and somersaulted simultaneously and ended upside down on the shoulder with both youths underneath,” the report concluded.
The resurfaced news report comes after Paul Pelosi was arrested over the weekend for driving under the influence.
Paul Pelosi was charged with driving under the influence late on Saturday night. 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.”
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.
An attorney for Paul Pelosi claimed on Monday that “a prior driving offense erroneously attributed to Mr. Pelosi is untrue and likely refers to another person with the same name.”
“This error must be corrected,” the attorney continued without elaborating at the time about what the false claim was.
E) Paul Pelosi atty: This error must be corrected.
There are also incorrect reports that misstate the timing of events. 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.
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) May 30, 2022
Newsweek reported that the statement from Paul Pelosi’s attorney appears “to challenge NBC Bay Area’s earlier reporting that Paul Pelosi, according to court records, was arrested on a similar charge four years ago.”
Pelosi’s office responded to the news by saying that the 82-year-old lawmaker would not be commenting on the alleged crime.
“The Speaker will not be commenting on this private matter which occurred while she was on the East Coast,” Pelosi Spokesman Drew Hammill said in a statement.