House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) husband, Paul Pelosi, was arrested Saturday for driving while under the influence of alcohol in northern California, according to a public booking report.
The financier was taken into custody just before midnight and held on $5,000 bail, according to public information posted on the Napa County government’s website. His arrest was first reported by TMZ.
Pelosi was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving in California.
Paul Pelosi was held after his Porsche was involved in a collision with another vehicle in Napa County on Saturday night.
No-one was injured and the other driver was not arrested.
Eighty-two-year-old Mr Pelosi was charged with two misdemeanours and had his bail set at $5,000.
Nancy Pelosi’s office said she would not be commenting on the incident.
“The Speaker will not be commenting on this private matter which occurred while she was on the East Coast,” her deputy chief of staff Drew Hammill said in a statement to HuffPost.
Nancy Pelosi was in Rhode Island on Sunday to deliver a commencement speech to recent graduates.
The California Highway Patrol said Mr Pelosi had been attempting to cross State Route-29 when his car was struck by a 48-year-old man driving a Jeep.
California law states drivers cannot operate a vehicle if their blood alcohol level is more than 0.08%. Authorities have not said what Mr Pelosi’s level was.
Paul Pelosi has not yet commented on his arrest.