House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paul, was arrested over the weekend for DUI after being involved in a car crash in Napa, California, according to TMZ.
Police reports and traffic reports reveal the 82-year-old was driving a 2021 Porche when a Jeep struck his vehicle. There were no reported injuries.
After California Highway Patrol arrived on the scene Pelosi was taken in and charged with driving under the influence and driving with a blood alcohol content level of 0.08 or higher – both misdemeanors.
Pelosi’s bail was $5,000, according to the Washington Times. He was released from the Napa Detention Center Sunday morning, according to CBS News.
The House Speaker was not with her husband, and the California Democrat’s spokesperson announced, “The speaker will not be commenting on this private matter which occurred while she was on the East Coast.”
The Congresswoman was the Commencement speaker for Brown University’s Graduation on Sunday, tweeting, “Join me live @BrownUniversity as I deliver the Commencement Oration to 2022 graduates and receive an honorary doctorate degree.”
The public response to the Pelosi family’s “private matter” @AP on Twitter ranged from downplaying the event’s seriousness to unashamed mockery.
Twitter user FWC tweeted, “If he was .08 or anything close to that like .09 or 1, then honestly many folks drive at that level. Legally drunk but doesn’t meant you have lost ability to drive normally. Doesn’t take much to be over .08. You would be surprised how little.”
Vince Vega tweeted, “How tf do you get a DUI when you are worth millions. Uber is not that expensive.”
Patrick Joy tweeted, “But was he wearing a mask?”