New York Times spotlights Pelosi's lavish California residing, husband's troubled driving historical past

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Following the drunk driving arrest of Nancy Pelosi’s husband, a Wednesday New York Times piece uncovered new particulars concerning the Democratic House Speaker’s lavish way of life, in addition to her husband’s troubled driving document. 

On May 28, Paul Pelosi drove a small distance in his Porsche 911 from the swanky California property of buddy and Democratic donor Alexander Mehran to his house in Napa Valley. Soon after departing, a Jeep slammed into his automobile as he tried to cross the freeway. He was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, and can head to court docket on August 3.

The Times known as the incident “not especially flattering,” however famous Mr. Pelosi’s current cataract surgical procedure could have additionally impaired his driving, along with the alcohol.

But, Pelosi’s pals, together with Mehran, didn’t appear too involved concerning the incident, when talking to the Times. Mehran known as Paul a “social drinker,” whereas his spouse reportedly doesn’t drink.

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Paul Pelosi, husband of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), arrives for a reception honoring Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and his wife Mareva Mitsotakis in the East Room of the White House on May 16, 2022 in Washington, DC. U.S. 

Paul Pelosi, husband of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), arrives for a reception honoring Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and his spouse Mareva Mitsotakis within the East Room of the White House on May 16, 2022 in Washington, DC. U.S. 
(Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Some of the Pelosi’s pals downplayed the incident, calling Paul Pelosi’s in a single day keep in county jail “excessive.” Other native residents added that in an “earlier era” for Napa, drunk driving was “met with understanding, rather than criminal charges,” because the Times put it.

“I feel just awful about what’s happened because there was a time when if a thing like this happened, the cops would take you home,” Diane Wilsey, a Republican household buddy in addition to fellow trustee with Paul on the San Fran War Memorial and Performing Arts Center, advised The Times.

The incident additionally sparked tragic reminiscences of Mr. Pelosi’s previous. In 1957, on the age of 16, Paul received behind the wheel of a sports activities automotive along with his brother David. The automotive crashed, and David was killed; Paul was ultimately exonerated of misdemeanor manslaughter fees. 

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during a news conference, Thursday, May 19, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks throughout a information convention, Thursday, May 19, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

About 20 years later, Nancy and Paul have been on the way in which house from a barbecue with their kids when their automotive flipped over in one other wreck. Nobody was injured, and it was by no means found who was driving; they notably didn’t inform the Times who was behind the wheel.

At a time when inflation has hit American households exhausting, the incident additionally illuminated particulars about the Pelosi’s standard of living, which features a $2.35 million Napa Valley villa, full with a guesthouse, pool and winery. 

But in accordance with former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown, D., who beforehand dated now-Vice President Kamala Harris, one wouldn’t think about it a “palace.”

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks during a news conference about infrastructure at Pier One at Brooklyn Bridge Park, Monday, March 14, 2022, in New York.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks throughout a information convention about infrastructure at Pier One at Brooklyn Bridge Park, Monday, March 14, 2022, in New York.
(AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

“If you go up there, you will notice that some people have places with caves for the wine and all that kind of stuff. That’s not what they have. They have a place you can actually live in, without servants. You wouldn’t bring the Three Tenors to sing,” Brown advised The Times.

Brown additionally stated that “everybody in San Francisco now has a Napa place,” or at the least “everybody who can afford it.”

As of 2022, Nancy and Paul Pelosi maintain a web value of round $135 million, together with nearly $50 million in actual property. Napa Valley Police has claimed that Paul Pelosi will get no “special treatment” for fees introduced in opposition to him, however will not release body cam footage till the investigation is over. 

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