New details have emerged in the shocking arrest of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband Paul Pelosi. Pelosi was involved in a two-vehicle crash before he was arrested for drunk driving.
The California Highway Patrol revealed that Pelosi, 82, was attempting to cross Napa County’s State Route-29 in a 2021 Porsche late Saturday when he collided with a 48-year-old man driving a 2014 Jeep.
The jeep was traveling northbound and hit Pelosi’s Porsche. The California Highway Patrol report does not say who was at fault in the crash. But troopers were called to the scene at 10:30 p.m. and arrested Pelosi nearly an hour later.
There were no injuries reported from the crash. The driver of the Jeep was not arrested. Pelosi was cuffed and stuffed at 11:44 p.m. and booked into the Napa County Detention Center.
I take no glee in hearing the news that Nancy Pelosi’s husband was arrested on DUI charges.
Driving intoxicated is reckless & shows complete contempt for the lives of others.
My hope is that Paul Pelosi gets the help that he needs & justice is blind.— #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) May 29, 2022
Pelosi reportedly had a blood-alcohol level above 0.08. Nancy finally broke her silence and seemed to throw Paul under the bus making sure everyone knows she was not involved.
“The speaker will not be commenting on this private matter which occurred while she was on the East Coast,” said her spokesperson Drew Hammill.
Paul was booked into jail on two counts, driving under the influence and driving with a blood alcohol content level of 0.08 or higher.
TMZ is reporting he was booked into a Napa County, California jail and was hit with a $5,000 bond. The Pelosi’s own a vineyard in Napa Valley.
Paul Pelosi was booked for DUI at 4:21 a.m.
Pelosi was released at 7:26 a.m.