Pelosi’s husband arrested for drink-driving after late-night Porsche crash

The husband of Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after his Porsche was in a crash on Saturday night.Mrs Pelosi and her husband in December 2021Mrs Pelosi and her husband

California Highway Patrol said Paul Pelosi, 82, was detained in Napa County, north of San Francisco, after a two-vehicle collision shortly before midnight.

He was taken to jail and charged with two misdemeanours with bail set at $5,000, but police records show he was no longer in custody on Sunday.

Highway Patrol said Mr Pelosi was trying to cross State Route-29 in his 2021 Porsche when his car was hit by a 48-year-old man in a Jeep.

No one was hurt, and the other driver wasn’t arrested.

State law prohibits drivers from getting behind the wheel with a blood alcohol level above 0.08%.

Mrs Pelosi was in Rhode Island at the time to give a speech to students at Brown University

Her spokesperson said: “The speaker will not be commenting on this private matter which occurred while she was on the East Coast.”

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