Nancy Pelosi’s husband killed his older brother while flipping his sports car in California – 65 years before he was arrested over the weekend and charged with drunk driving, newspaper clippings show.
Paul Pelosi was 16 when he crashed his car near San Mateo in the early hours of February 22, 1957, the Daily Mail reported, citing a local news report from the time.
His brother, David Pelosi, 19, was likely strangled to death by a neck brace he wore due to a previous neck fracture, according to the San Francisco Examiner report.
Paul, who broke his collarbone in the wreck, called for help after he got out of his car, the report said.
Highway Patrolman Thomas Ganley told the local outlet at the time Paul said his older brother told him to slow down in the moments leading up to the accident.
“It’s a bad track – you better slow down,” David reportedly said to his brother.
Paul told authorities he tried to change gears and slow down but lost control of his vehicle.
“The car swerved across the road, rebounded off a small embankment, climbed 20 feet onto another, spun around and rolled over at the same time, landing with both youths upside down on its shoulder underneath,” the local report said.
Paul’s older brother was pronounced dead after arriving at Mills Memorial Hospital in San Mateo.
According to the report, the brothers were out on a “joyride” at the time, after Paul picked David up from a friend’s house.
The patrolman said he planned to charge Paul with involuntary manslaughter but the case never made it to trial and the then-teenage was exonerated by a coroner’s jury.
Details of the fatal wreckage emerged following Paul’s arrest following his alleged drunken accident in Napa Valley Saturday night.
Paul, now 82, was driving home alone from a dinner party when he was involved in an accident, his lawyer said FoxNews.
His attorney said Paul was stopping at an intersection before turning onto State Route 29 when his 2021 Porsche “was hit in the rear fender by a Jeep.”
Pelosi – who has been married to the Speaker of the House since 1963 – was charged with drink driving and driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 or higher. Both allegations are administrative offenses.
He was released on $5,000 bail.
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