House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband was arrested in California this weekend and charged with drunk driving.
Paul Pelosi, 82, was caught before midnight in Napa County, Calif., and charged with driving under the influence on one count and a blood alcohol content level of 0.08 or higher on the other, according to the Sheriff’s Office’s online booking report. was accused of.
The California Democrat’s husband was booked at around 4:13 a.m. Sunday and released a few hours later at 7:26 a.m., online records show. Pelosi’s bail was set at $5,000 for the two misdemeanors.
His arrest was first reported by TMZ on Sunday.
More details about the incident were not immediately available, and it is not clear whether Pelosi was driving alone when he was arrested.
The Napa, California, Police Department told The Post that he was not involved in the arrest. The Napa County Sheriff’s Office did not immediately return a request for comment.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s spokeswoman, Drew Hamill, said “the speaker would not comment on this private matter while she was on the East Coast.”
The Congresswoman was in Providence, Rhode Island on Sunday to deliver a speech at Brown University, hours after her husband’s arrest.
“Graduate, you are our hope,” she told the students. “We know this: hope is the most powerful weapon against threats to democracy. We must have hope, because we believe in America.”
According to the Boston Globe, while giving his speech, one person shouted “we need gun control” and another shouted “criminal” at him.
Paul and Nancy Pelosi have been married since 1963.
He founded and operates Financial Leasing Services, a successful venture capital company, and both have amassed personal assets estimated at more than $110 million as of 2018, according to Open Secrets, a nonprofit that tracks money in politics.
The couple have five children and split their time between San Francisco, of which Nancy Pelosi represents in Congress, and Washington, DC.
Paul Pelosi keeps a relatively low profile but has been in the news for his stock trades over the past year.
In March, he bought $2.2 million in Tesla stock as some in Congress proposed banning lawmakers and their spouses from trading the stock.
Critics on both sides of the aisle believe that Pelosi and other lawmakers have access to sensitive information and are responsible for enforcing laws regulating businesses, given Pelosi’s current conflict of interest such as trades.