Nancy Pelosi’s husband Paul Pelosi killed his 19-year-old brother in a car crash when he was 16.
Paul Pelosi reportedly lost control of his sports car and the vehicle flipped over, killing his brother David in 1957.
David Pelosi was strangled by a neck brace he wore due to a diving accident.
According to the San Francisco Examiner, David Pelosi told his brother Paul to slow down before the fatal car crash.
The Daily Mail reported:
Nancy Pelosi’s husband killed his brother in an early morning car wreck 65 years before his latest arrest for drunk driving, DailyMail.com can exclusively reveal.
Paul Pelosi was just 16, a high school sophomore, when his sports car flipped over in February 1957 in Northern California.
A newspaper report at the time said Paul, a high school sophomore, would be cited for misdemeanor manslaughter. In the end there was no court case and he was exonerated by a coroner’s jury.
His brother David, 19, had urged him to drive slower before the fatal smash, according to a patrolman quoted by the San Francisco Examiner.
‘This is a bad stretch – better slow down,’ David is said to have told his younger brother as he approached a tight curve near the Crystal Springs Dam on the Skyline Highway – now California State Route 35.
Paul, now 82, told Patrolman Thomas Ganley he tried to slow by shifting gears in the stick shift car, but lost control.
‘The car veered across the road, bounced back from a small embankment, climbed 20 feet up another, spun around and somersaulted simultaneously and ended upside down on the shoulder with both youths underneath,’ reported the Examiner.
Paul Pelosi was arrested on Saturday night for driving under the influence of alcohol.
According to reports, Paul Pelosi caused a car accident while he was driving home drunk from a dinner party in Napa County.
Mr. Pelosi was booked at 4:13 am and released at approximately 7:30 am on Sunday.