San Francisco, CA – Paul Pelosi, the husband of Speaker of the U.S. House of Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-California), was brutally attacked inside their San Francisco home in the early hours of Friday morning.
A spokesman for Nancy Pelosi’s office released a statement about the incident on Oct. 28, according to The Hill.
“Early this morning, an assailant broke into the Pelosi residence in San Francisco and violently assaulted Mr. Pelosi,” Drew Hammill, a spokesman for the Speaker’s office said in a written statement.
Hammill said Paul Pelosi’s attacker had been arrested, The Hill reported.
“The assailant is in custody and the motivation for the attack is under investigation,” the statement read.
“Mr. Pelosi was taken to the hospital, where he is receiving excellent medical care and is expected to make a full recovery,” Hammill continued. “The Speaker was not in San Francisco at the time.”
“The Speaker and her family are grateful to the first responders and medical professionals involved, and request privacy at this time,” he added.
— Kasie Hunt (@kasie) October 28, 2022
Paul Pelosi pleaded guilty to DUI in August after he was arrested for drunk driving in May in Napa County.
Nancy Pelosi wasn’t with her husband on that occasion, either.
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) said Paul Pelosi was driving a 2021 Porsche on State Route 29 just before 10:30 p.m. on May 28 when he crashed into a 2014 Jeep driving by a 48-year-old man, the New York Post reported.
The arrest affidavit showed that when officers arrived on the scene, Paul Pelosi was still sitting in his wrecked Porsche.
“His eyes appears red/watery, he was unsteady on his feet, his speech was slurred, and he had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from his breath,” the complaint read.
The officers asked for Paul Pelosi’s ID and he gave them his driver’s license and a “11-99 Foundation” donor card that showed he supported the CHP charity that provides emergency assistance to employees and scholarships for their children, FOX News reported.
The 82-year-old Paul Pelosi showed “signs of impairment” during field sobriety tests and officers “observed objective signs and symptoms of alcohol intoxication,” according to the complaint.
The first count of the two-charge complaint said that Pelosi injured the other driver “while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage and a drug and under their combined influence.”
Investigators later determined the politician’s husband a blood-alcohol content of .082 percent based on a blood test taken two hours after the crash.
The document said that both vehicles had “major collision damage,” the New York Post reported.
The SUV driver, who has not been identified by name, was standing next to his wrecked Jeep when officers arrived and he declined medical attention at the scene.
However, five days later he told investigators that he was suffering headaches, “pain to his upper right arm, right shoulder and neck,” and was having trouble lifting things, the New York Post reported.
Police determined at the scene that Pelosi was responsible for the crash but attorneys for the politician’s husband initially tried to blame the Jeep driver and claimed he had struck the back of the Porsche as he turned onto State Route 29.
The husband of the highest ranking Democrat in Congress was booked into the Napa County jail and released later on $5,000 bail.
Paul Pelosi pleaded guilty on Aug. 23 to a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence and causing injury.
Speaker Pelosi's office says that Pelosi's husband, Paul, was "violently assaulted" by an assailant who broke into the Pelosi residence early this morning. "The assailant is in custody and the motivation for the attack is under investigation." Paul Pelosi is in the hospital.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) October 28, 2022
BREAKING: Paul Pelosi, husband of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, violently assaulted and hospitalized after assailant broke into their San Francisco home this morning@DanaBashCNN reports: pic.twitter.com/7yUoWLqQka
— Brianna Keilar (@brikeilarcnn) October 28, 2022
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