After last moth’s controversy involving Nancy Pelosi’s husband’s stock portfolio, a DUI charge is not the worse case scenario.
Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, was arrested for alleged drunk driving after a two-vehicle collision in their home state of California late Saturday, according to the California Highway Patrol and court records.
The CHP says Pelosi, 82, was driving a 2021 Porsche that was hit by 2014 Jeep as Pelosi’s car tried to cross a state road in Napa County. Pelosi was booked into the Napa County Detention Center on two DUI-related counts.
The arrest took place while Nancy Pelosi was on the East Coast, her spokesman said. On Sunday morning, she delivered a commencement address at Brown University in Rhode Island.
“The speaker will not be commenting on this private matter, which occurred while she was on the East Coast,” spokesman Drew Hammill said.
As speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi is second in line for the US presidency, which she would assume in the event both President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were incapacitated. Pelosi announced in January she would seek re-election for another two-year term, ending speculation that she would retire.
Paul Pelosi’s investments, which are laid out in Nancy Pelosi’s legally required disclosures, have previously caught the attention of a group of young investors on TikTok, who have pointed out how well they typically perform.
The attention has sat uncomfortably for Pelosi, as pressure to ban trading by members of Congress has grown amid concerns over conflict of interest.
He was released Sunday morning on $5,000 bail, court records show.
No one was hurt and the Jeep’s driver wasn’t arrested, the CHP added.
“The Speaker will not be commenting on this private matter which occurred while she was on the East Coast,” a spokesperson for Pelosi told CBS News.
Nancy Pelosi was in Rhode Island Saturday delivering the commencement address at Brown University.
News of Paul Pelosi’s arrest was first reported by TMZ.