House Speaker’s husband Paul Pelosi arrested for DUI in California

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The California Highway Patrol told the San Francisco Chronicle that Paul Pelosi’s vehicle was struck by the driver of the Jeep as Pelosi attempted to cross a state highway in Napa. File photo by Mike Theiler/UPI

May 30 (UPI) – Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, was arrested in California over the weekend and charged with drunk driving, prison records show.

Booking reports for the Napa County Detention Center show Pelosi, 82, was arrested Saturday night for misdemeanor driving under the influence and driving with a blood alcohol level of 0.08 or higher.

Pelosi was booked on a $5,000 bond. Later custodial records no longer show Pelosi in the facility, which likely means bail was met.

The arrest was first reported by TMZ, which also cited a collision report that said the speaker’s husband was arrested after his 2021 Porsche was involved in a two-car crash with a Jeep.

No one was injured in the accident, according to the report.

The California Highway Patrol told the San Francisco Chronicle that Pelosi’s vehicle was struck by the driver of the Jeep as Pelosi attempted to cross a state highway in Napa.

“The speaker will not comment on this private matter that occurred while she was on the East Coast,” Nancy Pelosi’s spokesperson Drew Hammill told CNN.

On Sunday, Nancy Pelosi received an honorary degree from Brown University in Providence, RI, and delivered the commencement address to her class. On Monday, she spoke at a Memorial Day service at San Francisco National Cemetery.

Paul and Nancy Pelosi have been married since 1963 and Paul is the founder of Financial Leasing Services based in San Francisco.

“I made a conscious effort not to be involved or appear to be involved in his political career,” he told the Chronicle in 2004. “People should realize that this is she.”

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