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Paul Pelosi’s alleged arrest for DUI has some weird developments

Spokesman Larry Kamer, in a statement to SFGATE provided Monday morning, blasted “several” reports of Pelosi’s arrest that “included incorrect information” about the incident. According to Kamer, a significant “incorrect information” is the attribution of a prior DUI arrest to Pelosi.

According to California Highway Patrol records and Kamer’s statement, Pelosi, a San Francisco resident, was on his way to his home in St. Helena after dinner around 10:15 p.m. Saturday. About ten minutes later, Pelosi was driving on Walnut Lane in Napa in an attempt to cross State Route 29 when his 2021 Porsche was hit by a 48-year-old Jeep driver.

At approximately 11:44 p.m., Pelosi was arrested on suspicion of impaired driving and was taken to the Napa County Detention Center. Kamer said in the statement that Pelosi was “fully cooperative” with CHP officers. Pelosi was later released on $5,000 bond.

Kamer didn’t tell SFGATE which reports contained “incorrect information,” but he appears to be referring to NBC Bay Area, possibly among others. The NBC Bay Area report alleges that Pelosi was arrested in 2018 for a similar incident, instead attributing that arrest to another man named Paul Pelosi.

“A prior conduct offense wrongly attributed to Mr. Pelosi is false and likely refers to an unrelated individual with the same name,” Kamer said. “This error needs to be corrected.”


(Tuesday morning, NBC Bay Area removed this claim from the referenced article without any note explaining its removal. It is unclear when the removal took place; a representative for NBC Bay Area did not immediately respond to a request for SFGATE’s comment.)

Nancy Pelosi’s office declined to comment to multiple news outlets on “this private matter that occurred while she was on the East Coast.” She was in Rhode Island on Sunday to deliver a commencement speech at Brown University.

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