CHARLOTTE, N.C. (TheBlaze/AP) — On Friday, Sen. Rand Paul indicated that he’s thinking about running for the U.S. presidency. But this news was eclipsed just one day later when police announced that his son was arrested after a flight from Kentucky to North Carolina.
The Charlotte Observer reports that 19-year-old William Hilton Paul was detained Saturday morning at Charlotte Douglas International Airport and charged with alcohol-related offenses.
The newspaper quotes Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Lt. Blake Hollar as saying it’s possible Paul was served alcohol on the flight from Lexington, Ky., to Charlotte.
When the plane landed shortly before 11 a.m., the son of the Republican senator from Kentucky and grandson of former presidential candidate Ron Paul was charged with consuming beer/wine underage, disorderly conduct and being intoxicated and disruptive.
In a brief statement, Sen. Paul’s office said “as many parents with teenagers would understand,” the family requested their privacy be respected “in a situation such as this.”