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Nancy Pelosi's husband Paul arrested for drink-driving

BY: bbc.com
Nancy and Paul Pelosi have been married since 1963
Nancy and Paul Pelosi have been married since 1963

The husband of US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been 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.

He is not listed as being currently in custody.

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.

Mrs Pelosi was delivering an address at Brown University when the incident happened.

Her spokesman released a statement saying she would not be commenting on the "private matter".

Paul Pelosi has not yet commented on his arrest.