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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
Rand Paul's Kid Cited in DUI Crash
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.

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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." (Read more William Hilton Paul stories.)

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