House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband was arrested and charged with driving under the influence after being involved in a collision Saturday night, law enforcement officials said.
Paul Pelosi, 82, was arrested at 11:44 p.m. PT and charged with driving under the influence and driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.08% or higher, according to the Napa County Criminal Justice Network’s public booking report. Both charges are misdemeanors.
Pelosi was attempting to cross SR-29 when his 2021 Porsche was hit by a 2014 Jeep traveling northbound on the road, according to a collision report from the California Highway Patrol, which doesn’t identify either driver as being at fault in the crash. Troopers were called to the scene just before 10:30 p.m., the report said.
He was booked into jail at 04:13 a.m. on Sunday, and released at 7:26 a.m. according to Napa County records. The records also indicated that his bail was set at $5,000.
A spokesperson for Rep. Pelosi (D-CA) said that she would not be commenting on the “private” matter. “The Speaker will not be commenting on this private matter which occurred while she was on the East Coast,” the spokesperson said.
According to family members and friends, Nancy Pelosi does not drink herself. Her and her husband have been married since 1963.
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