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Speaker Nancy Pelosi's Husband Arrested for DUI in California

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paul, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol in California on Saturday evening.

Paul Pelosi, 82, was arrested just before midnight on Saturday evening in Napa County.

According to a report from TMZ, the speaker’s husband was then booked “hours later” into jail for driving under the influence and driving with a blood alcohol content level of 0.08 or higher, according to the public booking report.

Both charges are misdemeanors and his bond was set at $5,000.

According to the records, he was booked at around 4:13 a.m. Sunday and released at 7:26 a.m.

The speaker was not with her husband at the time of his arrest. She was in Rhode Island delivering the commencement address to Brown University graduates.

“The Speaker will not be commenting on this private matter which occurred while she was on the East Coast,” Drew Hammill, a spokesman for the Speaker, told Fox News.

The Pelosi’s have been married since 1963 and have five children. He is the founder of Financial Leasing Services, an investment firm in San Francisco.

Though Paul generally keeps a low profile, the New York Post reports that “in March, he bought $2.2 million in Tesla stock as some in Congress proposed banning lawmakers and their spouses from stock trading.”

“Critics on both sides of the aisle think trades like Pelosi’s present a conflict of interest, given that Pelosi and other lawmakers have access to sensitive information and are responsible for enacting laws regulating businesses,” the report added.

It is currently unclear if anyone else was in the vehicle at the time of the incident.

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