Rand Paul's Son Arrested at Airport
Police: 19-year-old was drunk, disorderly on Saturday morning
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 7, 2013 12:12 AM CST
Updated Jan 7, 2013 3:49 AM CST
This booking photo provided by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department 19-year-old William Hilton Paul.    (AP Photo/Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department via WCNC TV)

(Newser) – The 19-year-old son of Sen. Rand Paul and grandson of Ron Paul was arrested on Saturday morning for disorderly conduct, underage drinking, and public intoxication at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport, the Charlotte Observer reports. Police suspect William Hilton Paul, 19, had been served alcohol on his flight from Lexington, Kentucky, which landed just before 11am. The senator's office issued a statement saying "as many parents with teenagers would understand, his family should be afforded the privacy and respect they deserve in a situation such as this."

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Libris_Fidelis
Jan 7, 2013 1:39 PM CST
I think that Senator Rand Paul's official statement saying "as many parents with teenagers would understand, his family should be afforded the privacy and respect they deserve in a situation such as this" was the correct response. I am highly confident that the boy will receive a stern reprimand about the conduct of a relative of a senator. Let them handle it their own way. George W. Bush was certainly afforded that mount of repect with his daughters !!!!!
Buckshot
Jan 7, 2013 1:27 PM CST
The kid's "old Man" is always blowing his gums about how to fix everything under the sun and it seems his belligerent attitude got passed to the poor kid. Rand knows everything except how to raise a child.
JoeNobody
Jan 7, 2013 12:16 PM CST
One other thing to tickle the funny bone: As I post this, on the righthand side of my "Newser" screen is a blurb that screams in big letters, "Sign the Right to Work law that Obama Fears" with a imperious-looking face shot of Rand Paul. While the old man, who pretends to be against any kind of regulation, is busy sticking his nose into the business of Labor and Management with intent of using the government as a tool against workers, his kid is off on a campaign of his own...