House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) husband, Paul Pelosi, was arrested and charged for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol on May 28, according to jail records and reports.
Paul Pelosi, 82, was booked into jail at 4:13 a.m. local time on May 29, and he was released at 7:26 a.m., according to Napa County records. The records, which included his exact birthdate, indicate that his bail was set at $5,000.
The public booking report states that Pelosi faces a charge of violating two provisions under California’s Vehicle Code Section 23152. He was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and was also charged with having a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or more. Both are misdemeanors.
Napa County is located north of California’s Bay Area and is near San Francisco, the district that Speaker Pelosi has represented for decades.
Speaker Pelosi and her husband own a vineyard in Napa Valley, according to a 2015 report from the Los Angeles Times, which states that the sprawling property was estimated to be worth between $5,000,001 and $25 million. Their property, located in St. Helena on Zinfandel Lane, is located near the Napa River and features a tennis court, according to Google satellite photos.
A spokesperson for Nancy Pelosi’s office confirmed that it was aware of the reports, but the person told media outlets that the Democratic congresswoman wouldn’t be commenting on the incident. Her office didn’t respond to a request for comment.
“The Speaker will not be commenting on this private matter which occurred while she was on the East Coast,” the spokesperson said.
Nancy Pelosi was in Rhode Island on May 29 and gave a commencement address to graduates of Brown University. She hasn’t made any public mention of her husband’s arrest.
Other details surrounding the incident weren’t immediately made available. It’s unclear if Paul Pelosi, who has run venture capital and investment firms, was driving alone when he was arrested.
Nancy and Paul Pelosi have been married since 1963. Paul Pelosi has previously said he’s tried to keep a low profile.
“I’ve made a conscious effort to not be involved or give the appearance of being involved in her political career,” he told the San Francisco Chronicle in 2004. “People should realize that she’s the one.”
Celebrity gossip and entertainment news website TMZ was the first to report on his arrest.