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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office has responded to the news that her husband was arrested over the weekend on suspicion of DUI in Northern California.
Drew Hammill, Pelosi’s spokesperson, released a statement saying the 80-year-old California lawmaker would not be commenting on the alleged crime.
“The Speaker will not be commenting on this private matter which occurred while she was on the East Coast,” Hammill said in a statement.
Paul Pelosi “was arrested just before midnight Saturday night in Napa County, and then booked hours later into jail on two counts — driving under the influence and driving with a blood alcohol content level of 0.08 or higher … both misdemeanors,” TMZ reported. “The arrest info here lines up with what we know about Paul publicly, especially his birthday — listed as April 15, 1940. Indeed, the guy’s 82 years old.”
“Paul Pelosi was taken into custody late Saturday in Napa County north of San Francisco, according to a sheriff’s office online booking report. He could face charges including driving under the influence and driving with a blood alcohol content level of 0.08 or higher, the report said,” the Associated Press reported.
“Pelosi’s bail was set for $5,000 for the two misdemeanors, records showed. No other details were immediately available. California Highway Patrol Officer Andrew Barclay said more information would be released later Sunday,” the AP report added.
Paul Pelosi, 82-year-old husband of U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, was arrested this weekend on suspicion of DUI in Northern California, police records show. https://t.co/Q6B6QXfkR7
— The Associated Press (@AP) May 29, 2022
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) husband, Paul Pelosi, was reportedly arrested and booked over the holiday weekend in Napa Valley, California, after driving under the influence. https://t.co/OBA8Wg4MY2
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) May 30, 2022
BREAKING: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband, Paul, was arrested Saturday night and charged with driving under the influence, according to media news outlet TMZ.
— Newsmax (@newsmax) May 29, 2022
#BREAKING NEWS: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband, Paul Pelosi, has been arrested in Napa County on two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence and driving with a blood alcohol content level of 0.08 or higher, ABC News has confirmed. https://t.co/M8Tdptg5qc
— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) May 29, 2022
Speaker Pelosi was in Rhode Island on Sunday giving a commencement speech at Brown University.
It didn’t take long for many social media users on both sides of the political aisle to weigh in on the matter.
Paul Pelosi endangered lives but I assure you he will not face the same punishment you would.
— Carmine Sabia (@CarmineSabia) May 29, 2022
Colorado GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert: “This Memorial Day weekend, remember not to drink and drive. Save a life, call an Uber. @SpeakerPelosi.”
Chad Prather, The Blaze: “Paul Pelosi is worth $120M and this economy is so bad even he can’t afford a chauffeur.”
Conservative commentator Brigitte Gabriel: “Paul Pelosi is worth over $100 million and he can’t afford to call a cab.”
Democrat strategist Peter Daou: “The DUI is bad, but the Pelosi family’s insider trading is even worse.”
Harmeet K. Dhillon, attorney: “Thank God no one was hurt. Hope he gets some help for this problem.”
Jesse Kelly, radio host: “Always blows me away when this happens to rich people. Dude is worth over $100 million. Bro, hire a driver. My word.”
Mike Cernovich, political commentator: “The body metabolizes alcohol as you get older. I know a guy who got a DUI in his 70s. He had only had two glasses of wine at dinner, but those machines say what they say. Keep this in mind as we all get older. One glass even might trigger those machines.”
Charles Gasparino, journalist: “With all the money these people make trading stocks you would think they can afford an Uber.”
Mark Levin, radio host: “Can’t really blame him.”
Jason Rantz, radio host: “As long as there’s no special treatment, not sure it’s news that the husband of Nancy Pelosi got a DUI.”
Chad Prather, The Blaze: “Nancy Pelosi’s husband arrested for DUI. If she was your wife, you’d be drinking and trying to get away too.”