It’s the photo they tried to hide, but DailyMail.com has obtained the mug shot of shame-faced Paul Pelosi after he was arrested on DUI charges last month.
Pelosi, 82, was collared by California Highway Patrol officers in Oakville, California, on May 28 after he blew through a stop sign in his 2021 Porsche and hit a Jeep.
The mugshot, which shows Pelosi wearing a neat brown suit and collared shirt, would have been taken shortly after the late-night incident.
Pelosi, who had a blood alcohol content of 0.08%, is scheduled to appear in court over the incident on August 3.
Napa County DA Allison Haley said last week that she has still not decided whether to bring charges, telling Fox News that he will be arraigned at the hearing if she does file charges.
Paul Pelosi, 82, was arrested last month for drunk driving after he drove his Porsche into the path of oncoming Jeep driven by Jesus Lopez, 48. DailyMail.com has obtained his mugshot taken after the DUI arrest
Pelosi, who had a blood alcohol content of 0.08%, is scheduled to appear in court over the incident on August 3
In a statement, she said: ‘The case is currently under review to decide what, if any, charges will be filed against Mr. Pelosi.
‘This is standard protocol for any DUI case that is referred by a law enforcement agency in Napa County.’
She added: ‘No decision has been made at this time. Any speculation to the contrary is incorrect.
‘When a filing decision is made by the Napa County District Attorney, the media and public will be notified.’
Businessman Pelosi, who is married to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, also 82, had been at a dinner with friends prior to the crash and was driving back to the couple’s palatial vineyard home in nearby St. Helena.
At the time of the incident, he was attempting to cross State Road 29 – a busy highway that connects Napa and Calistoga – when he slammed into a 2014 Jeep driven by Jesus Lopez, 48.
Although neither man was badly hurt, CHP sources told DailyMail.com that both cars were written off in the smash.
DailyMail.com photos show how the two vehicles came to rest at the intersection of Walnut Lane and S-29 – just short of the Oakville general store.
Damage caused by the crash was still visible 48 hours after the accident, including a parking sign that had been knocked down and injury to the fence surrounding a vineyard.
Pelosi was struck as he tried to cross the St. Helena Highway in Napa at 10.22pm. He pulled out of Walnut Lane, five miles south of his home with Nancy
Paul Pelosi’s blood alcohol level was over the California limit of 0.08% according to police. He is pictured toasting actress Nicole Kidman during a Futures Without Violence event in 2017
The new development comes after DailyMail.com revealed Pelosi has a history of driving incidents and was involved in a smash that killed his brother David when he was 16.
According to a 1957 report in the San Francisco Examiner, Pelosi, who was then a high school sophomore, had collected David, 19, from the home of a girlfriend at 12.30am and the brothers had decided to take a ‘joy ride’.
The fatal crash happened shortly after 2.40am close to the Crystal Springs Dam just outside of San Mateo and left David trapped under the car where he was throttled by his neck brace.
Although a coroner’s jury later dismissed manslaughter charges against Pelosi, a patrolman quoted in contemporary news reports said David had told his brother to slow down seconds before the crash.
He said: ‘This is a bad stretch – better slow down,’ as they approached a tight curve near the Crystal Springs Dam on the Skyline Highway – now California State Route 35.
Paul 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.
The new development comes after DailyMail.com revealed Pelosi was involved in a smash that killed his brother David when he was 16. Pelosi’s accident made news at the time. The San Francisco Examiner reported it on Page 6 in its February 23, 1957 edition saying David had warned Paul to slow down
Paul Pelosi married Nancy D’Alesandro in the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Baltimore on September 7, 1963
Paul Pelosi was released on $5,000 bail following the weekend accident. He is pictured taking selfies of himself and wife Nancy at the 2010 World Series in San Francisco
David, a freshman at the College of San Mateo, was dead on arrival at the hospital.
The newspaper said David was probably strangled by a brace he wore to support a neck fracture he had sustained when he dived into shallow water in Lake Tahoe.
The San Mateo Times reported that Ganley and another patrolman Jack Rakestraw noted that David’s brace was ‘lodged tightly against his neck’.
‘They jacked up the car to relieve the pressure but the youth apparently was already dead,’ the Times reported.
Pelosi broke his collarbone in the crash and was trapped under the car for a while. He managed to free himself and call for aid.
More recently, Pelosi has been cited twice- both times in 2011 – once for running a red light and once for veering over the center line while driving.
The fatal accident happened six years before Paul married Nancy D’Alesandro, the daughter of a former Baltimore mayor.
She took his last name and went on to be elected to Congress in 1987 and then became the first female Speaker of the House of Representatives.