Paul Pelosi, the 82-year-old husband of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), has been arrested for drunk driving and has been charged with DUI.
What are the details?
Multiple reports state that authorities charged Pelosi’s husband with one count of driving under the influence and a second charge for driving with a blood-alcohol content level of 0.08 or higher.
Paul was reportedly attempting to cross California state route 29 in his Porsche late on Saturday when he collided with a male driving a Jeep.
The California Highway Patrol reported that there were no injuries in connection with the incident.
Following the crash, authorities booked Paul into the Napa County Detention Center on misdemeanor charges around midnight. He was released early Sunday morning on $5,000 bail.
A spokesperson for the California lawmaker said that neither she nor her husband would be speaking out on the incident.
“The speaker will not be commenting on this private matter which occurred while she was on the East Coast,” her spokesperson, Drew Hammill, said in a statement to the press.
The House Speaker was visiting Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, to deliver the graduating class commencement.
She tweeted a live stream link of the ceremony, and captioned it, “Join me live @BrownUniversity as I deliver the Commencement Oration to 2022 graduates and receive an honorary doctorate degree.” Her tweet was spammed with reports and questions about her husband’s arrest.
— Nancy Pelosi (@Nancy Pelosi)