FAA Chief Resigns After DWI Arrest

Randy Babbitt will step down after weekend misfire
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 6, 2011 4:47 PM CST
This handout provided by the Fairfax County, Va., Sheriff's Office shows Randy Babbitt.   (AP Photo/Fairfax County, Va. Sheriff's Office)

(Newser) – It was probably just a bit much to overcome: FAA chief Randy Babbitt is resigning in the wake of his weekend DWI arrest, reports AP. Babbitt initially went on leave after police pulled him over in northern Virginia for driving on the wrong side of the road, but now he's calling it quits. In a statement, the 65-year-old said he did not want his arrest to "cast a shadow" on the agency.

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