Paul Pelosi, husband of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, was arrested Saturday night for driving under the influence in Napa County, California.
According to Napa County Criminal Justice Network records around 11:44 PM Saturday night the 82 year-old Paul Pelosi was arrested with charges of driving under the influence , and driving with a blood alcohol content level of 0.08 or higher. Records show that Paul was released Sunday morning at 7:23 AM after his $5,000 bail was paid.
ABC News reported that at the time of the arrest Pelosi was in Providence, Rhode Island delivering the 2022 commencement address at Brown University where she was given an honorary doctorate degree from the university.
Nancy Pelosi’s office made a statement saying that, “The Speaker will not be commenting on this private matter which occurred while she was on the East Coast.”
During the commencement address Pelosi said, “I see dazzling brilliance, beautiful diversity,” she continued saying “I see the future — and it is you. So class of 2022, go forward with courage to build unity and hold on to your hope.”
She also called on the graduates to be a part of unifying a “deeply divided” nation in reference to the recent “senseless” mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas and Buffalo, New York.
Aside from arrest Paul Pelosi has been in the spotlight the past few months for speculations of stock trading corruption.
Business Insider reported “Pelosi’s financial disclosure indicates that her husband purchased 2,500 shares of Tesla stock on March 17 — then worth nearly $2.2 million — by exercising call options at a strike price of $500 per share. The options were set to expire the next day, according to the disclosure. Tesla stock traded near $1,000 per share on March 23.”
Paul and Nancy Pelosi have been married since 1963 and have accrued an estimated fortune of more than $110 million according to the non-profit Open Secrets.
It will be interesting to see how Nancy Pelosi is affected by her husband’s most recent occurrence in the limelight.
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