• Sat. Sep 23rd, 2023


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Pelosi’s Husband Faces Drunken Driving Charge in California

Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol in Napa County, Calif., on Saturday night, according to the county’s website.

Bail for Mr. Pelosi, 82, was set at $5,000. County records show he was released from custody on Sunday morning. The charge he faces is a misdemeanor.

Ms. Pelosi, a Democrat, has not addressed the arrest publicly. On Sunday, she delivered a commencement address at Brown University. News of her husband’s arrest was reported by TMZ.

A spokesman for Ms. Pelosi, Drew Hammill, said she was not with her husband during the incident.

“The speaker will not be commenting on this private matter, which occurred while she was on the East Coast,” Mr. Hammill said in an email on Sunday.

Mr. Pelosi, an investor who has typically avoided the spotlight, runs Financial Leasing Services, a San Francisco-based venture capital company.

This year, as efforts to ban stock trading by members of Congress gained momentum, Mr. Pelosi’s sophisticated and lucrative trades drew attention. Investors on TikTok and other platforms reviewed Ms. Pelosi’s stock disclosures and mimicked his investments.

Mr. Pelosi and Ms. Pelosi own a vineyard in Napa Valley. The couple met at Georgetown University and married in 1963.