NAPA, Calif. (KRON) – Paul Pelosi, the 82-year-old husband of U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, was arrested this weekend on suspicion of DUI in Northern California following a minor car crash.
Pelosi’s arrest came after his car was struck by a Jeep in a non-injury collision, according to a press release from the California Highway Patrol early Monday.
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The collision happened on State Route 29 at Walnut Lane, CHP said. Pelosi was driving his 2021 Porsche, which was hit by a 2014 Jeep.
Behind the wheel of the Jeep was Jesus V. Lopez, 48, of Calistoga, according to CHP. Officers arrived at 10:26 p.m.
According to the Napa County public booking report, Paul Pelosi was arrested at approximately 11:44 p.m. He was booked at 4:13 a.m. for codes 23152(a) and 23152(b) VC, which references the California Vehicle Code that makes it “unlawful for a person who has 0.08 percent or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood to drive a vehicle.”
According to booking records, Paul Pelosi was released from custody at 7:26 a.m. Sunday morning. His bail was set at $5,000.
“The Speaker will not be commenting on this private matter which occurred while she was on the East Coast,” Pelosi’s team said in a statement.
The Hill reports Nancy Pelosi gave a commencement address at Brown University in Rhode Island Sunday. She did not refer to her husband’s arrest in her speech.
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Paul and Nancy Pelosi have been married since 1963.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.