Body cam footage released shows police pull suspected drunk ex-NFL running back Marshawn Lynch from car

LAS VEGAS, NV – On Tuesday, August 9th, former NFL running back Marshawn Lynch was pulled out of his car by police and arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI).

Body camera footage showed a Las Vegas police officer pulling ex-NFL running back Marshawn Lynch out of his car as he was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence.

— FOX 32 News (@fox32news) August 12, 2022

On Thursday, August 11th, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) released body camera videos of the officers and their interaction with the ex-NFL star.

Officers reportedly arrested Lynch, who is 36-years-old, after a traffic stop at Fairfield and West Utah avenues around 7:30 a.m. on the morning of August 9th.

In the camera footage, Lynch can be heard asking police, “What’s the problem?” He also said that “everything is understandable,” but did not get out of the car after the officers’ requests.

The officer whose body camera footage was released said that if Lynch did not get out of his car, he would be charged with obstructing an investigation. Lynch still did not get out of the car.

Former NFL running back Marshawn Lynch was asleep and smelled of alcohol when Las Vegas police found him in his damaged sports car and arrested him on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, according to an arrest report made public Thursday.

— 10 Tampa Bay (@10TampaBay) August 12, 2022

Another of office proceeded to then pull him out of the car and Lynch was handcuffed and told he was under arrest for suspicion of DUI. Officers stated that they found Lynch “asleep behind the wheel with the vehicle in an undrivable condition.”

Police also said that the car, a 2020 Shelby GT500 Coupe, was unregistered. The released body camera footage shows Lynch in the car with a door open and a tire missing from a wheel.

Before asking Lynch to get out of the car and prior to the officer pulling him out of the car, Lynch said:

“I’m not driving. The car’s not on.”

One officer said that Lynch “did a bunch of loops through parking lots.” He added:

“I followed all of his markings and it leads back here.”

Another officer said:

“I’ve never seen the dude.”

Another officer replied:

“He’s one of the toughest running backs. He runs over people.”

LVMPD released a statement after the incident:

“The LVMPD conducted a vehicle stop at Fairfield Avenue and West Utah Avenue (near Wyoming and Las Vegas BLVD) on a driver, later identified as Marshawn Lynch, for suspected driver impairment.”

The statement added:

“Through the course of the investigation, officers determined that Lynch was impaired and conducted an arrest. Lynch was transported to the Las Vegas City Jail and booked for driving under the influence.”

Former RB Marshawn Lynch Arrested For a DUI @999ktdy

— 99.9 KTDY (@999ktdy) August 12, 2022

Prison records show that Lynch’s bail was set at $3,381. He was cited for failure to refuse/surrender, a failure to drive in a travel lane, and the vehicle he was driving was not registered.

According to reports, Lynch was also arrested for a DUI back in 2012 in Oakland, California. He is due in Las Vegas Municipal Court on December 7th. Lynch’s attorneys Richard Schonfeld and David Chesnoff released a joint statement saying:

“Marshawn was not pulled over for a DUI. Rather the vehicle was safely parked and not in operation. We are confident that when all evidence is presented, this will not be a DUI under Nevada law. Marshawn appreciates and is thankful for everyone’s concern and support.”

The California dealership that sold the car said that Lynch bought the car in December 2019 with a listing MSRP of $170,000.

Lynch’s arrest came roughly 24 hours after the Seahawks announced that he had been hired as a special correspondent for the organization during the 2022-23 season

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Sudden silence from the lady of the House? Paul Pelosi charged with DUI, and Nancy’s office has no comment.

June 26th, 2022

NAPA VALLEY, CA – Paul Pelosi, husband of the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, has been formally charged with driving under the influence.

On May 28th, the 82-year-old Pelosi was involved in an automobile accident that caused injuries – and it’s a crash in which officers believed he was intoxicated. A blood sample was taken and sent in for analysis. Pelosi’s blood alcohol content was .082, just over the limit for being drunk.

The Napa County District Attorney’s Office issued a press release regarding the charges filed against Pelosi.

“The punishment for driving under the influence causing injury as a misdemeanor is set by California law. It includes up to five years of probation, a minimum of five days in jail, installation of an ignition interlock device, fines and fees, completion of a court ordered drinking driver class, and other terms as appropriate.

Mr. Pelosi was released from custody upon his promise to appear for an arraignment in Napa County Superior Court on August 3, 2022. The court date was selected by the Napa County Department of Corrections at the time of Mr. Pelosi’s release.”

The release said that they opted to pursue misdemeanor charges rather than felony given that the victim sustained only minor injuries. The DA said that this recommendation is consistent with the other cases where the injuries are considered minimal.

The criminal act does not drive the level of charges. The degree to which the criminal actor’s victim is hurt is the deciding factor.

The victim in this case has opted to exercise his rights under “Marsy’s Law.” This allows him to remain private and to be treated fairly, with dignity, free from intimidation harassment and abuse.

The reality of who Paul Pelosi is seems to have been considered in the DA’s decision-making process.

“We are not permitted to try cases in the court of public opinion; rather, we litigate them in a court of proper jurisdiction. These rules protect the constitutional right to a fair trial enshrined in the Sixth Amendment of the United States Constitution.

The Napa County District Attorney’s Office scrupulously follows these rules for all pending criminal cases; this matter is no exception. Therefore, this is the extent of information that our office will provide to the public regarding the arrest of Mr. Pelosi outside of a criminal courtroom or in filed documents with the court.”

A Pelosi spokesperson downplayed the severity of the accident, saying that it only happened a short distance from a dinner party he had been at, and he fully cooperated with police at the scene.

Pelosi was arrested and released on $5,000 bail.

If he is convicted, he could face a minimum of 5 days in jail, up to 5 years in jail and numerous fines.

Nancy Pelosi has been focused on the two latest wins for conservatives via the Supreme Court. Perhaps she was hoping everyone would forget her husband’s pending legal case.

Paul Pelosi arrested on DUI charges, released on $5K bail, yet his wife House Speaker, says “no one is above the law”

NAPA, CA- According to reports, police records indicate that on Sunday, May 29th, Paul Pelosi, the 82-year-old husband of U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) in Northern California.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paul Pelosi, was involved in a car accident before he was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol Saturday night, authorities said. via @HuffPost

— Gina Lawriw (@GinaLawriw) May 31, 2022

According to an online sheriff’s booking report, Paul Pelosi was taking into custody in Napa County, just north of San Francisco. Records show that he could face charges including DUI and driving with a blood alcohol content level of 0.08 or higher.

His bail was set at $5,000 for both misdemeanors. According to a report from KCRA, Paul Pelosi was driving a 2021 Porsche into an intersection near the town of Yountville and was hit by a 2014 Jeep.

In a statement, the California Highway Patrol said that no injuries were reported and the 48-year-old driver of the Jeep was not arrested. Drew Hammill, spokesperson for Nancy Pelosi, said:

“The Speaker will not be commenting on this private matter which occurred while she was on the East Coast.”

The House Speaker was in Providence, Rhode Island, on Sunday, where she delivered the commencement address at Brown University. Paul and Nancy have been married since 1963.

Nancy Pelosi‘s Husband Paul Pelosi Arrested for DUI in Napa County via @BreitbartNews

— DesertReporter (@DesertReporter) May 31, 2022

According to a report from Newsweek, an attorney for Paul Pelosi, has gone on record stating that his client’s arrest on DUI contains incorrect information about the timeline of events and an alleged prior driving offense.

The unnamed attorney issued the statement on May 30th to Fox News and while the statement challenged previously reported details regarding Paul’s arrest, it did not appear to dispute the arrest or the charges. The statement read:

“Mr. Pelosi was fully cooperative with California Highway Patrol officers who arrived a few minutes later. A prior driving offense erroneously attributed to Mr. Pelosi is untrue and likely refers to another person with the same name.”

That part of the attorney’s statement seemed to contradict NBC Bay Area’s earlier reporting that Paul Pelosi was arrested on a similar charge four years ago.

The attorney said in the statement that Paul Pelosi was attending a dinner party at the home of friends near Oakville, a community in Napa Valley and that he left at 10:15 p.m. to drive home alone, which was only a short distance away. The statement read:

“The incident happened a few minutes later.”

As of this writing, it is still not clear if police have determined that Paul Pelosi was responsible for the crash. Paul Pelosi owns Financial Leasing Services, a Northern California-based real estate and venture capital investment and consulting firm.

Paul Pelosi, husband of House speaker, arrested on DUI charge. Via ⁦@amybwang⁩:

— Felicia Sonmez (@feliciasonmez) May 31, 2022

Back in February of 2021, Nancy Pelosi put out a press release titled, “No One Is Above The Law,” where she carried on for several paragraphs about the impeachment of Donald Trump. She wrote:

“No one is above the law and the former President must be tried and convicted by the Senate to ensure that no further president ever thinks they can do the same thing and get away with it.

A president must be held accountable from their first day in office until their last day in office. If a president knows he can violate the Constitution at the end of their term and get away with it, it is an invitation to dangerous abuses of power.”

The question now becomes, does the House Speaker believe her husband is above the law? Or will he face the consequences of his actions for breaking the law.

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Unprecedented and extreme power play: Pelosi pushing for bill to enable Biden to control fuel prices

May 14th, 2022

WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is supporting a Democrat-backed bill that will greatly enhance the power of President Joe Biden to control fuel prices within the U.S.

However, it is not clear how prices of imported fuel would be controlled.

REPORT: @TheDemocrats Have Introduced The “Consumer Fuel Price Gouging Prevention Act” Which Would Give @JoeBiden The Power & Authority To Introduce Artificial #PriceControls As Are Done In #Communist & Authoritarian Countries.

— John Basham 🇺🇲 (@JohnBasham) May 12, 2022

The Biden administration has blamed out-of-control fuel prices on Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, calling it “Putin’s price hike.”

Biden also blamed former President Donald Trump, who he recently referred to as “the great MAGA king,” for increasing the deficit.

Watch “Biden’s ‘Great MAGA King’ jab blows up in his face” on YouTube

— christian marotte (@chris_marotte) May 13, 2022

During her weekly press briefing, Pelosi also blamed U.S. oil corporations for rising fuel prices, claiming that they were exploiting consumers and that gouging them is an actual “part of the business plan of companies.”

At the briefing, Pelosi pushed H.R. 7688, a bill known as the “Consumer Fuel Price Gouging Prevention Act.” Its intention is “to protect consumers from price-gouging of consumer fuels, and for other purposes.”

Biden blames Putin again for his US inflation problems and high prices at the pump. At the same time he continues excessive spending and keeping oil companies from adding supply to reduce gas prices for Americans.

— Goodjake4sure (@goodjake4sure) May 12, 2022

The bill would allow President Biden to declare an “energy emergency proclamation” and then have the power to regulate prices by stopping fuel companies from selling their products at prices considered to be “unconscionably excessive” and exploitative.

The bill would give President Biden price-control powers that could last months or years due to the renewal clause inserted within it:

“The President may issue an energy emergency proclamation for any area within the jurisdiction of the United States, during which the prohibition in paragraph (1) shall apply, that includes the geographic area covered, the consumer fuel covered, and the time period that such proclamation shall be in effect.”

Yep Joe a idiot.

— Master Jonathan Wint (@ApepJonathan) May 12, 2022

While the bill states that the proclamation “may not apply for a period of more than 30 consecutive days,” it can “be renewed for such consecutive periods, each not to exceed 30 days, as the President determines appropriate.”

It also includes “a period of time not to exceed 1 week before a reasonably foreseeable emergency.”

She may want to read this from Dallas Fed

— dg (@dlgENERGY) May 13, 2022

Pelosi said:

“Next week on the floor of the House, we will have another piece of our lowering-costs-for-the-American-people legislation for first House Democrats, led by [Washington] Congresswoman [Kim] Schrier and [California] Congresswoman [Katie] Porter introduced the ‘Consumer Fuel Price Gouging Prevention Act.’

“While families are struggling to pay higher prices at the pump, oil and gas companies are recording record profits, with [the] seven largest oil companies announcing buybacks that could total $41 billion this year alone.

“Again and again, we see gas prices rise, sometimes when the cost of oil drops, oil prices drop, and price gouging needs to be stopped. This is a major exploitation of the consumer because this is a product that the consumer must have.

“Again, the Putin tax cut hike at the pump is a part of this, and you would think that the oil companies would compensate for that rather than exploit the opportunity that it — so in this bill, what this bill does [is] — price gouging needs to be addressed, including new tools at the FTC [Federal Trade Commission] to address those abuses.

“Our bill enables the president to issue an energy emergency declaration making it unlawful to increase gas and home energy prices in an exploitative and excessive way, which is part of the business plan of these companies.”

Guys. This is insane.

Like, this will literally send us into an economic depression.

Oil companies will simply cut supply more, and the economic death spiral won’t be able to be stopped.

EVERYTHING is based on oil. If we destroy that industry, it’s all over. Food, heating, etc

— Joshua Fontanilla (@joshfontanilla) May 12, 2022

Daily Wire noted:

“Violations of the order would be treated as an unfair or deceptive trade practice, and enforced by the FTC. The bill instructs the FTC to prioritize sellers with total wholesale or retail sales of more than $500 million annually for enforcement.

“The bill also sets up a ‘Consumer Relief Trust Fund’ to deposit fines collected by the FTC while enforcing an energy emergency. Those funds would be distributed to low-income households via the Department of Health and Human Services’ ‘Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program’ and the Department of Energy’s ‘Weatherization Assistance Program.’

“Democrats have continued to press short-term, demand side solutions, such as rebate programs and gas cards, to soaring gas prices, which broke new record highs on Wednesday at $4.40 a gallon, according to AAA.

“The Biden administration has also called for oil companies to increase supply right away. But the administration canceled an enormous oil and gas lease sale in Alaska and two sales under consideration in the Gulf of Mexico Wednesday.”

And $40 Billion to Ukraine really helps the situation

— H (@HallieCool) May 11, 2022

Are U.S. oil companies responsible for lowering retail fuel prices?

The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, which covers the state of Texas, 26 parishes in northern Louisiana and 18 counties in southern New Mexico, noted on May 10:

 “Even though the price of oil makes up over half of the retail price of gasoline, oil companies play an extremely limited role in how retail gasoline prices are set.

“While U.S. retail gasoline prices in many regions have remained stubbornly high since March, this situation reflects frictions in the retail gasoline market rather than the supply of oil or the price of oil.

“We discuss why, in many regions, pump prices have not fallen as quickly as oil prices have recently and explain why this asymmetry need not be an indication of price gouging.

“Finally, we examine the obstacles to substantially increasing U.S. oil production. We make the case that even under the most favorable circumstances, higher production growth is unlikely to materially lower global oil prices—and, thus, U.S. retail gasoline prices—in the foreseeable future.”

Biden administration cancels Alaska oil and gas lease sale

— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) May 12, 2022

The Federal Reserve Bank also noted that gas retailing involves a complex supply chain and that only 1 percent of service stations in the U.S. are actually owned by companies that also produce oil:

“Before a gallon of gasoline is pumped into a car’s tank, it has traveled through a complex supply chain.

“Independent oil and gas companies—those without refining assets—are responsible for 83 percent of U.S. oil production and about half of the oil consumed in this country.

“Oil is sold in competitive markets at prices reflecting global supply and demand. It is refined into gasoline, diesel and other fuels whose prices are similarly set in competitive markets.

“Fuels are then sent to more than 400 U.S. distribution facilities, from which they are sold and delivered to retailers and end users at another price depending on local conditions.

“Gas station operators set retail prices based on their expected acquisition cost for the next delivery of fuel from the local distributor, federal and state tax rates, and a markup that covers operating expenses, such as rent, delivery charges and credit card fees.

“Since only 1 percent of service stations in the U.S. are owned by companies that also produce oil, U.S. oil producers are in no position to control retail gasoline prices.”

The bank also suggested that the slow decline of fuel prices was not an automatic sign of price gouging:

“Given that crude oil accounts for 59 percent of the cost of gasoline, a 34 percent increase in the price of oil should imply a 20 percent increase in the retail gas price. Likewise, a 22 percent decline in the price of oil should translate to a 13 percent decline in the pump price. However, that did not happen at the national level.”

Through a chart, the bank showed that the spot price of gasoline (the price of gasoline at the refinery gate), as proxied by the prompt contract for New York Mercantile Exchange RBOB gasoline, generally rose and fell with the price of West Texas Intermediate crude oil, and it noted:

“However, the response of U.S. pump prices has been highly asymmetric. While the price of retail gasoline cumulatively rose about as much as expected following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, recent national retail gasoline prices dropped only 6 percent from the March peak, far less than the expected 13 percent.

“This indicates that retail gasoline prices remaining persistently high was not the result of an oil shortage or high oil prices. Rather, the elevated retail gasoline prices must be attributed to events in the U.S. retail gasoline market beyond the control of oil producers.”

On day one Biden went after US energy /oil companies and created a hostile biz environment With his polices. He gave up our energy independence. Just saying…

— Reasonable (@Adrienn56074639) May 11, 2022

The bank further pointed out:

“Moreover, the asymmetry of the response of retail gasoline prices need not be evidence of price gouging. One potential explanation is that station operators are recapturing margins lost during the upswing, when gas stations were initially slow to increase pump prices.

“The reluctance to lower retail prices also likely reflects concerns that oil prices—and, hence, wholesale gasoline prices—may quickly rebound, eating into station profit margins.

“Another possible reason for this asymmetry is consumers’ tendency to more intensively search for lower pump prices as gasoline prices rise than when they decline.

“This diminished search effort provides further pricing power to gas stations, causing prices to fall more slowly than they rose. This has prompted researchers to liken the response of gasoline prices to higher oil prices to a rocket—and the response to lower oil prices to a feather.

“Yet another potential explanation for this asymmetry is that seasonal demand tends to increase as the weather warms, supporting higher retail prices.”

The Federal Reserve Bank also reported that prices do not uniformly change across the country and suggested that “price-reduction policies that treat all regions of the country the same are unlikely to be effective at curing the root causes of the asymmetry in the aggregate retail price response.”

In addition, oil producers are facing difficulties with increasing production. The bank noted:

“Consumers and policymakers often ask what domestic oil producers can do to raise output and lower gasoline prices, especially since producers’ profitability has greatly improved in 2022.

“Because the price of crude oil is determined in global markets, increases in domestic oil production affect the retail price of gasoline only to the extent that they lower global oil prices.

“Many observers point out that oil companies currently hold nearly 9,000 permits to drill on federal lands. But holding 9,000 permits does not equate to 9,000 well locations that are worth drilling, nor would it be possible to churn through that much inventory in a reasonable time frame.

“Data provider Enersection found that since 2015, an average of 1,560 wells have been drilled on federal lands annually, but only 47 percent of federal permits issued were actually utilized. This is because companies tend to acquire permits on the acreage they lease even if they are not certain whether the location is worth developing.”

Producers and service companies are also constrained by labor shortages, rising input costs and supply-chain bottlenecks like other businesses are currently facing.

An industry that lacks experienced staff and materials cannot on short notice substantially increase drilling and production.

Finally, the bank said that even under the most optimistic view, U.S. production increases would likely add only a few hundred thousand barrels per day above current forecasts:

“This amounts to a proverbial drop in the bucket in the 100-million-barrel-per-day global oil market, especially relative to a looming reduction in Russian oil exports due to war-related sanctions that could easily reach 3 million barrels per day.

“Placing the responsibility to lower retail gasoline prices on shale oil producers is thus unlikely to work, and additional regulation of oil producers is unlikely to lower pump prices.”

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