Paul Pelosi was arrested on the night of August 28, 2022, following an alleged drunk driving crash. He is the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). The crash and arrest happened near the Pelosi’s’ palatial vineyard estate in Napa, California. Information about the crash and arrest are a bit murky, with some even claiming that Paul Pelosi has been let off scot-free by the California Highway Patrol and prosecutors. That doesn’t seem to be entirely true – at least not yet. Here’s a look at what we actually know about the arrest of Nancy Pelosi’s husband, which has been confirmed as fact.
As a factual matter, the House Speaker’s husband was driving his 2021 gas-guzzling Porsche (not an electric vehicle) on the night of Saturday, May 28. The California Highway Patrol says Pelosi crashed the car into a Jeep, and then smashed into a wood fence next to the highway. This has been confirmed by KABC in Los Angeles, which obtained video of the crash scene. Fortunately, the driver of the Jeep was not killed by Paul Pelosi’s alleged reckless drunk driving.
Pelosi was arrested by the CHP an hour after the crash happened. In a bizarre turn of events, he wasn’t booked until 7:30 a.m. the next morning. This raises several questions, which we’ll come back to in a sec.
This past week, a tweet from Rep. Lauren Boehbert (R-CO) went viral. Here’s what she said:
“Paul Pelosi’s DUI charges have been dropped. Is anyone surprised?”
That tweet doesn’t appear to be true. The Napa County District Attorney’s Office says that Paul Pelosi may (or may not) be arraigned on August 3rd. It says that the “matter” (not the crime, but the “matter”) is still under review. So, as of this moment, the charges against him have not been dropped. But it’s starting to look suspicious.
Nancy Pelosi’s alleged drunk driving husband has been charged with Driving Under the Influence and Driving with a Blood Alcohol Content of .08% or Above. Those are both misdemeanors in California now. They used to be felonies, but since California has let 10 million illegal aliens from Mexico into the state, drunk driving is the national sport there. If drunk driving were still a felony, the illegals would have to be deported every time they get arrested for it. By making it a misdemeanor, the California legislature is letting the illegals off the hook – and also Paul Pelosi.
Anyway, why did it take the CHP almost eight hours to book Paul Pelosi into jail? Was he resisting arrest and not letting them fingerprint him? Did the cops allow him to sit around for eight hours sobering up before they made him take a breathalyzer? It seems weird that there’s such a big time gap between his arrest and his booking. It doesn’t take that long under normal circumstances to book someone into jail – at least if they’re being cooperative and are not receiving any special favors from the cops.
And why did prosecutors bother to send out an announcement that Paul Pelosi MIGHT be arraigned on August 3rd? What does that even mean? Why is it so vague? It raises a lot of questions. Not just because Paul’s wife is the Speaker of the House, but also because California Governor Gavin Newsom is Nancy Pelosi’s nephew by marriage. What gives? Did Newsom intervene and tell everyone to let Paul Pelosi off the hook for drunk driving, and to make it look like a big show trial in the meantime? One more question: Why hasn’t Paul Pelosi’s mugshot been released yet?
Here’s a fact: Drunk driving is a far more serious and deadly crime that happens far more often in America and kills more children than AR-15s. Between the years of 2000 and 2010, drunk driving crashes killed about 2,300 children in America. In the 10-year period between 2007 and 2017, AR-15 rifles were used to kill 173 people – children and adults – in America.
But guess which one of those Congress is most worried about right now? Spoiler alert: It’s not Paul Pelosi’s alleged drunk driving crash. We’ll keep you posted on whether or not Paul Pelosi’s connections to the most powerful people in the country keep him out of doing any jail time.