The Porsche that Paul Pelosi crashed the night of his DUI may be headed for auction in the coming months.
Pelosi, husband to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, was arraigned in early August, weeks after the May 28 crash where he had reportedly attempted to pass off a police courtesy card to state highway patrol officers when they arrived at the scene.
According to a recent listing from Copart.com, a 2021 gunmetal gray Porsche 911 Carrera S has been added to the auction schedule in California. And although the site did not officially identify the vehicle as the one that Pelosi was driving the night of his crash, there were enough available details that led a number of outlets to connect the dots.
Paul Pelosi’s wrecked car up for sale after DUI crash https://t.co/EuUwm1Q3hL
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The police report, for example, did not include the vehicle identification number (VIN) — but it did include photos of the damage to the side and undercarriage of the vehicle. The Copart listing also detailed damages to the vehicle’s side and undercarriage — and side-by-side photos show almost identical damages.
Additionally, according to a report from Fox News, a CarFax report using the VIN on the auction listing showed that the vehicle was involved in a recent “severe” accident on May 28 — the same day as Pelosi’s DUI. The report went on to note that the airbags had deployed in the wreck and that the vehicle had been towed from the scene. The police report also indicated that Pelosi’s car was towed after the accident.
Recently released dash cam footage showed Pelosi’s post-accident field sobriety test, in which he appeared to struggle to maintain his balance. After failing the test, his blood alcohol level was recorded at 0.082% — above the legal limit of 0.08%.
The House speaker’s husband pled guilty earlier this week to driving under the influence (DUI) and was sentenced to three years probation and five days in jail — two of which he had already served. He managed to avoid spending any additional time behind bars, however, getting credit for two days based on his subsequent “good behavior” and converting the final day instead to an eight-hour work program ordered by the court.