DUI arrest of Nancy Pelosi’s husband came after minor two-car crash

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her husband, Paul
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) and her husband, Paul, pose on the red carpet at the Kennedy Center Honors ceremony in December.
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The weekend arrest of Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco), on suspicion of driving under the influence came after the Porsche he was driving was hit by another vehicle in Northern California’s wine country, authorities said.

Paul Pelosi, 82, was taken into custody shortly before midnight Saturday night in Napa County, according to a sheriff’s office online booking report.

He was driving a 2021 Porsche into an intersection near the town of Yountville and was hit by a 2014 Jeep, the California Highway Patrol said in a statement late Sunday.


No injuries were reported, and the 48-year-old driver of the Jeep was not arrested.

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Pelosi could face misdemeanor charges including driving under the influence and driving with a blood-alcohol content level of 0.08 or higher, the police booking report said. He was released early Sunday on $5,000 bail, records showed.

Drew Hammill, a spokesperson for Nancy Pelosi, told the Associated Press on Sunday: “The Speaker will not be commenting on this private matter which occurred while she was on the East Coast.”

A telephone message left Monday with the speaker’s office seeking comment on the additional details in the CHP statement was not immediately returned.

Nancy Pelosi on Sunday delivered the commencement address at Brown University in Providence, R.I. She and her husband have been married since 1963.

Pelosi’s arrest was first reported by TMZ.