It doesn’t matter who you are or whether you have friends or even relatives in high places; driving under the influence of alcohol can land you in serious trouble. According to California Vehicle Code 23152(a) and 23152(b) V.C., it is considered “unlawful for a person who has 0.08 percent or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood to drive a vehicle.”
The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that Paul Pelosi, husband of U.S. Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, found this out when he was arrested late Saturday night in Napa County on the charge of DUI.
While the Napa County Sheriff’s Department did not immediately release a statement following the incident, a booking report obtained by the Union-Tribune indicates that the 82-year-old Pelosi was placed under arrest for driving under the influence at approximately 11:44 p.m. on Saturday, May 28.
Pelosi was booked into the Napa Valley County jail at approximately 4:00 a.m. on Sunday. He was freed later that day on a $5,000 bond.
Speaker Pelosi’s office released a statement via email on Sunday which said, “The Speaker will not be commenting on this private matter which occurred while she was on the East Coast.”
Speaker Pelosi was the featured speaker at graduation ceremonies at Brown University, where she also received an honorary doctorate.