House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has responded through her office following the arrest of her husband, Paul Pelosi, over the weekend for driving under the influence of alcohol.
“The Speaker will not be commenting on this private matter which occurred while she was on the East Coast,” Pelosi Spokesman Drew Hammill said in a statement.
Paul Pelosi “was arrested just before midnight Saturday night in Napa County, and then booked hours later into jail on two counts — driving under the influence and driving with a blood alcohol content level of 0.08 or higher … both misdemeanors,” TMZ reported. “The arrest info here lines up with what we know about Paul publicly, especially his birthday — listed as April 15, 1940. Indeed, the guy’s 82 years old.”
“Paul Pelosi was taken into custody late Saturday in Napa County north of San Francisco, according to a sheriff’s office online booking report. He could face charges including driving under the influence and driving with a blood alcohol content level of 0.08 or higher, the report said,” the Associated Press reported.
“Pelosi’s bail was set for $5,000 for the two misdemeanors, records showed. No other details were immediately available. California Highway Patrol Officer Andrew Barclay said more information would be released later Sunday,” the AP report added.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) husband, Paul Pelosi, was reportedly arrested and booked over the holiday weekend in Napa Valley, California, after driving under the influence. https://t.co/OBA8Wg4MY2
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) May 30, 2022
Paul Pelosi, 82-year-old husband of U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, was arrested this weekend on suspicion of DUI in Northern California, police records show. https://t.co/Q6B6QXfkR7
— The Associated Press (@AP) May 29, 2022
At the time of her husband’s arrest, Nancy Pelosi was in Rhode Island on Sunday giving a commencement speech at Brown University.
Paul Pelosi’s arrest generated a wide range of responses online, including from lawmakers, The Daily Wire reported.
“This Memorial Day weekend, remember not to drink and drive,” Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) tweeted. “Save a life, call an Uber. @SpeakerPelosi.”
Democrat strategist Peter Daou responded, “The DUI is bad, but the Pelosi family’s insider trading is even worse.”
Here are some more responses collected by the outlet: