Rand Paul's Kid Cited in DUI Crash

William Paul allegedly plowed into a parked car
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 23, 2015 12:41 PM CDT
This undated photo provided by Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department via WCNC TV shows 19-year-old William Hilton Paul.   (AP Photo/Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department via WCNC TV)

(Newser) – Rand Paul's 22-year-old son is currently enmeshed in his third boozy run-in with the law: As the Herald-Leader reports, William Hilton Paul was cited Sunday in Lexington, Ky., after police say he drunkenly plowed a 2006 Honda Ridgeline into a parked car just before noon. Per the citation, cops found the younger Paul in the driver's seat, acting "belligerent," slurring his words, and sporting "a strong odor of alcohol." A witness told cops the University of Kentucky senior was "revving his engine" moments before "a loud crash." The truck Paul was allegedly driving belongs to someone else, LEX 18 reports.

Paul refused a blood test after failing a field sobriety test; he was later taken to the hospital for minor injuries. He's been charged with DUI and failure to maintain required auto insurance. Paul was charged in early 2013 with assaulting a flight attendant, disorderly conduct, public intoxication, and underage consumption of alcohol; later that year he was cited for possession of alcohol at a Kentucky racetrack. A Rand Paul rep said the senator "does not comment on any private matters in regards to his family."

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