The husband of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosis was arrested in California this weekend and charged with drunk driving.
Paul Pelosi, 82, was caught just before midnight in Napa County, Calif., and charged with driving under the influence and driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 or higher, according to a sheriff’s office’s online booking report.
The California Democrat’s husband was booked around 4:13 a.m. Sunday and fired a few hours later at 7:26 a.m., online records show. Pelosi’s bail was set at $5,000 for the two offenses.
His arrest was first reported by TMZ on Sunday.
More details about the incident were not immediately available, and it is unclear if Pelosi was driving alone when he was arrested.
The Napa, California Police Department told the Post that it was not involved in the arrest. The Napa County Sheriff’s Office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Drew Hammill, spokesperson for Speaker Nancy Pelosi, said that “the speaker will not comment on this private matter that transpired while she was on the East Coast.”
The congresswoman was in Providence, Rhode Island on Sunday to deliver the commencement address at Brown University, just hours after her husband was arrested.
“Graduates, you are our hope,” she told the students. “We know that hope is the most powerful weapon against threats to democracy. We should have hope because we believe in America.”
As she delivered her speech, one person yelled “We need gun control,” according to the Boston Globe, and another called out “criminals” at her.
Paul and Nancy Pelosi have been married since 1963.
He founded and ran Financial Leasing Services, a successful venture capital firm, and the two amassed an estimated personal fortune of more than $110 million as of 2018, according to Open Secrets, a nonprofit organization that tracks money in politics.
The couple have five children and split their time between San Francisco, of which Nancy Pelosi represents a portion in Congress, and Washington, DC.
Paul Pelosi keeps a relatively low profile but has been in the news for his stock trading over the past year.
In March, he bought $2.2 million worth of Tesla stock when some congressmen proposed banning lawmakers and their spouses from stock trading.
Critics on both sides of the aisle say deals like Pelosi’s pose a conflict of interest because Pelosi and other lawmakers have access to sensitive information and are responsible for passing laws regulating companies.
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