An attorney for Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, says reports describing his client’s arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence contain incorrect information about the timeline of events and a driving offense presumed earlier.
The anonymous lawyer issued the statement Monday night on TAUT News following reports that Paul Pelosi was arrested in Napa County, California. While the statement disputes previously reported details regarding Paul Pelosi’s arrest, it does not appear to dispute the arrest or the charges.
A) Statement from Paul Pelosi’s attorney: Several news reports about Saturday night’s traffic incident involving Paul Pelosi have included incorrect information.
Mr. Pelosi was attending a dinner party with friends near Oakville.
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) May 30, 2022
Several news outlets, including TAUT News, reported Sunday that Paul Pelosi was arrested at 11:44 p.m. Saturday for driving with a blood alcohol level of 0.08 or higher.
TMZ, which carried the story, earlier reported authorities received a phone call at 10:26 p.m. Saturday about a two-car crash in the Napa area. Paul Pelosi was driving a 2021 Porsche that was hit by a Jeep, according to the outlet.
No one was injured in the accident. Paul Pelosi, 82, was jailed in the Napa County Jail for an impaired driving charge.
“Mr. Pelosi cooperated fully with California Highway Patrol officers who arrived minutes later,” the statement read. person with the same name.”
This part of the attorney’s statement appeared to challenge NBC Bay Area’s earlier report that Paul Pelosi, according to court records, was arrested on a similar charge four years ago.
Paul Pelosi was attending a dinner party with friends near Oakville, a community in Napa County, leaving at 10:15 p.m. and returning home alone a short distance away, the attorney said in the statement.
“The incident occurred minutes later,” read the statement, which said the timing of the events was misreported. However, he did not refer to specific reports.
After stopping at an intersection on Highway 29, Paul Pelosi’s car was hit on the rear fender by a Jeep heading south on the highway, the statement said.
According to Napa County records, Paul Pelosi was notified at 4:13 a.m. Sunday. He was reportedly released nearly three hours later on $5,000 bail.
It is unclear whether police have determined that Paul Pelosi was responsible for the crash. The number listed for Fran Clader, director of communications for the California Highway Patrol, was not working Monday evening.
Nancy Pelosi, who gave Brown University’s commencement speech on Sunday, previously declined to comment on the matter, describing it as personal.
The two have been married since 1963. Paul Pelosi is the owner of Financial Leasing Services, a Northern California-based real estate and venture capital investment and advisory firm.
Newsweek has reached out to Paul and Nancy Pelosi for comment.
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