Rand Paul’s Son Cited for Drunk Driving
William Paul, the 22-year-old son of Republican presidential candidate and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, was issued a citation over the weekend for driving while under the influence of alcohol, according to a report from local NBC affiliate LEX 18.
Police reportedly found Paul sitting in the driver’s seat after he allegedly hit a parked car. The report reads:
Police say that Paul smelled of alcohol and had “bloodshot, watery eyes.” The citation also said that William Paul was behaving in a “belligerent” manner and had slurred speech.
A witness told police that she had spotted William Paul sitting at the intersection of Woodland Ave and Old Vine revving the engine of his car. A few minutes later that same witness heard a loud crash.
The vehicle Paul was in was not his and there was no insurance on the vehicle. William was by himself in the car, and no one was in the parked car that he allegedly struck.
The young man was taken to the hospital, which police say explains why he was not immediately arrested, and refused to take a breathalyzer and blood test. In two separate incidents in 2013, William Paul was charged with possession of alcohol as a minor and “simple assault” against a flight attendant. Those charges were all subsequently dropped after he completed a diversion program.
Watch video below, via LEX 18:
[Photo via Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office]
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