The husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was arrested in California on suspicion of driving under the influence late Saturday, authorities said.
Paul Pelosi, 82, was arrested at 11:44 p.m. PDT, according to online Napa County online booking records. He was booked into the Napa County Jail at 4:13 a.m. PDT and charged with two misdemeanors related to operating a vehicle while intoxicated, online records show.
Nancy Pelosi’s office released a statement that stated, ”The Speaker will not be commenting on this private matter, which occurred while she was on the East Coast.”
The speaker was in Providence, Rhode Island, on Sunday, where she delivered the commencement address at Brown University, according to The Associated Press.
Paul Pelosi’s arrest was first reported by TMZ.
Paul Pelosi was born in San Francisco and married the future Speaker in 1963, SFGate.com reported. He is the founder of Financial Leasing Services, an investment firm based in San Francisco, the website reported. While he helped Nancy Pelosi win her first congressional election, he has mostly kept a low profile.
“I’ve made a conscious effort to not be involved or give the appearance of being involved in her political career,” Paul Pelosi told the San Francisco Chronicle in 2004. “People should realize that she’s the one.”
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