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Attorney for Paul Pelosi Issues Statement on DUI Arrest of Husband of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi

The attorney for Paul Pelosi, 82, the husband of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) who was arrested Saturday night for DUI in Napa, California, after a car crash, issued a statement on the arrest Monday evening. The statement, posted to Twitter by Fox News reporter Chad Pergram, disputes some aspects of reports about events surrounding the arrest but does not address the DUI charge.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 23: Paul Pelosi and Nancy Pelosi attend the TIME 100 Gala 2019 Cocktails at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 23, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for TIME)

Statement from Atty for Paul Pelosi: Several news reports about Saturday night’s traffic incident involving Paul Pelosi have included incorrect information. Mr. Pelosi was attending a dinner party at the home of friends near Oakville. He left that party at 10:15 PM Saturday, to drive to his home a short distance away. He was alone in his car. After stopping at the intersection of Walnut Drive and Highway 29, and proceeding across Highway 29 to Oakville Cross Road, his car was hit on the back fender by a Jeep heading southbound on Highway 29. Mr. Pelosi was fully cooperative with California Highway Patrol officers who arrived a few minutes later.

A prior driving offense erroneously attributed to Mr. Pelosi is untrue and likely refers to another person with the same name. This error must be corrected.

There are also incorrect reports that misstate the timing of events. Mr. Pelosi left the dinner party at 10:15 PM Saturday. The incident happened a few minutes later. CHP and Napa County processing took until 7:30 AM Sunday.

Pelosi is charged with two misdemeanors, one count of driving under the influence and one count of driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 or higher, and was given $5000 bail.

Nancy Pelosi’s spokesman Drew Hammill issued a statement Sunday on the arrest, noting that she was on the other side of the country.

“The Speaker will not be commenting on this private matter which occurred while she was on the East Coast.”

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