In late May, Paul Pelosi, husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol causing harm and driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or above causing injury.
Pelosi’s lawyer issued a statement.
“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 asserted 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.”
“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.”
At the time, Nancy Pelosi’s office issued a statement stating that the 80-year-old California representative would not comment on the alleged crime.
“The Speaker will not be commenting on this private matter which occurred while she was on the East Coast,” stated spokesperson Drew Hammill.
The month previously, California law enforcement published Paul Pelosi’s mugshot from his DUI arrest; however, the California district attorney is refusing to disclose the police body cam footage recording the arrest.
Chad Pergram, a Fox News journalist, posted on Twitter. “Napa County says the decision to release or withhold mugshots is up to police. Not DA.”
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
“Mr. Pelosi received the same treatment under that policy that all individuals released from County Jail receive,” Napa County law enforcement officials said. “No state law specifically requires the release of booking photos or mugshots, but policies regarding this topic can vary by jurisdiction.”
Pelosi agreed to a court date of Aug. 3 at 8:30 a.m. in Napa County Superior Court.
It was also revealed last month that Paul Pelosi allegedly caused his older brother’s death when he lost control of a car that he was driving back when he was a teenager in 1957.
But it seems that Nancy Pelosi’s husband is still wheeling and dealing despite his recent legal troubles. CONTINUE READING…