Nancy Pelosi's husband arrested for suspected DUI; her office says she wasn't present

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Nancy Pelosi's husband arrested for suspected DUI; her office says she wasn't present

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband, Paul Pelosi, was arrested in Napa County, California, on Saturday night for allegedly driving under the influence.

The 82-year-old was detained around 11:44 p.m. and booked on two misdemeanor counts -- driving under the influence and driving with a blood alcohol content level of 0.08 or higher -- according to the Napa County Criminal Justice Network's records.

Paul's bail was set at $5,000 and he was released on Sunday morning, the records show. (The arrest was first reported by TMZ.)

The California Highway Patrol in Napa said units responded to a two-vehicle crash at 10:26 p.m. local time on State Route 29 at Walnut Lane. Paul Pelosi was driving a Porsche and traveling eastbound on Walnut Lane and attempted to cross SR-29 when his vehicle was hit by a party traveling northbound on SR-29 in a Jeep, according to the CHP.

The highway patrol said Paul Pelosi was arrested for driving under the influence and subsequently booked into the Napa County Detention Center.

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Nancy Pelosi's office said that she was across the country at the time of her husband's arrest and would not discuss it further.

"The Speaker will not be commenting on this private matter which occurred while she was on the East Coast," the statement read.

The California Democrat was in Providence, Rhode Island, on Sunday to deliver the 2022 commencement address at Brown University. She was also awarded an honorary doctorate degree.

PHOTO: Nancy Pelosi and Paul Pelosi attend the 23rd Annual Mark Twain Prize For American Humor at The Kennedy Center imn Washington, April 24, 2022. (Paul Morigi/Getty Images, FILE)
PHOTO: Nancy Pelosi and Paul Pelosi attend the 23rd Annual Mark Twain Prize For American Humor at The Kennedy Center imn Washington, April 24, 2022. (Paul Morigi/Getty Images, FILE)

During her remarks, the House leader called on graduates to help unify a "deeply divided" country, referencing the recent "senseless" mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas, and Buffalo, New York.

"I see dazzling brilliance, beautiful diversity," Pelosi told the crowd of graduates. "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."

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The Pelosis have been married since 1963 and have five children.

ABC News' Nicholas Kerr, MaryAlice Parks and Alex Stone contributed to this report.

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