Nancy Pelosi’s husband killed brother in 1957 as news surfaces after recent DUI arrest

Posted: June 2, 2022

NAPA COUNTY, CA (June 2, 2022) – Paul Pelosi, husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, was arrested over Memorial Day Weekend for a DUI accident according to the LA Times.

Paul Pelosi, 82, was driving a 2021 Porsche near Yountville when he was hit by a 2014 Jeep, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Mr. Pelosi was arrested just before midnight on Saturday for suspicion of driving under the influence with a blood alcohol level of 0.08 or higher according to the booking report. No injuries were reported from the accident, and the 48-year-old driver of the Jeep was not arrested.

The accident also caused news of the death of Paul Pelosi’s brother, David Pelosi, when they were just teenagers in 1957 to resurface.

David, 19, reportedly told Paul, who was 16 at the time, to slow down while passing through a “bad stretch” of road. Paul lost control of the vehicle and crashed, causing David to be strangled by a neck brace he was wearing due to a previous neck fracture.

The New York Post quotes a report:

“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 local report said.

Police officers were going to cite Paul for misdemeanor manslaughter, but the case never went to court and Paul Pelosi was exonerated by a coroner’s jury.

Liability In Napa County DUI Car Accidents

It is illegal to operate a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Pursuant to California Vehicle Code 23152, “(a) It is unlawful for a person who is under the influence of any alcoholic beverage to drive a vehicle. (b) It is unlawful for a person who has 0.08 percent or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood to drive a vehicle.” Even small amounts of alcohol can substantially impair drivers in the following ways:

  • Delayed reaction times
  • Loss of muscle control
  • Impaired judgment
  • Lowered alertness

The family of any victim that has been injured or killed in a collision with a drunk driver may have legal recourse through a bodily injury or wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating A Napa County DUI Car Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our well wishes to those who were injured in this case and wish for a speedy recovery. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to the police. A thorough investigation must be conducted for the sake of all who have lost so much.

Do you need more information about an accident that took place in Napa County? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. Whether you just have legal questions or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.


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