Enquirer Targets Palin's In-Laws

Todd's brother charged in drunken hit-and-run incident
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser User
Posted Sep 17, 2008 11:30 AM CDT
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin looks at the crowd gathered outside an airplane hangar while walking down a jetway with her husband Todd Palin last week.   (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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(Newser) – The National Enquirer takes another swing at Sarah Palin's colorful family again this week—this time wielding not unnamed sources but Alaskan court documents. It seems that her brother-in-law James had a drunk-driving hit-and-run arrest in 1989, when he was 20. According to records, he hit a woman, breaking her pelvis, got out of his vehicle and moved her out of the way, and then drove away from the scene. He was fined $50.

The Enquirer also dug up a domestic violence petition James filed against his unwed baby mama, whom he accused of taking their toddler to drug houses. And Palin’s mother-in-law, Blanche Kallstrom, sued the state for negligence after a bizarre accident in which she fed a child lye-based detergent thinking it was juice. She took the case all the way to Alaska’s supreme court, which ruled against her.