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Son Of 2016 Presidential Candidate Rand Paul Busted For Alleged DUI


Date: May 6, 2015

A report released on Wednesday stated that son of 2016 presidential candidate, Rand Paul, was taken into custody for driving under the influence of alcohol after he crashed into a car while reeking of alcohol.

The incident happened on Sunday morning when 22-year-old William H. Paul crashed his Honda truck into the back of a parked car in Lexington, Ky. When police officers arrived, they found him in the driver’s seat “belligerent” with “a strong odor of alcohol,” according to the Lexington Herald-Leader report.

William, son of senator father, was “revving his engine” while sitting alone in the motor vehicle shortly before the accident.

Individuals present near the accident spot heard a loud crash and called police for help, who found the allegedly tipsy frat boy at the accident spot.

William is a student at University of Kentucky; he was issued a field sobriety test which he failed. He then refused to give a sample for blood-alcohol testing.

Other than DUI, William was charged with failure to maintain required auto insurance, according to the police.

He was taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital for treatment of serious facial injuries which he sustained in the accident. Herald-Leader report showed that he was kept at the hospital and was not taken to jail due to the severe injuries.

According to a newspaper report, William has had 2 previous run-ins with the law, both alcohol-related incidents.

In an incident which involved alcohol that happened in the year 2013, he was taken into custody for allegedly assaulting a 22-year-old female flight attendant on a jet bound for Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina, told the Herald-Leader. After the flight landed, he was charged with simple assault consuming beer/wine while underage, disorderly conduct and being intoxicated and disruptive.

Other than that, he was also charged for possession of alcohol while underage at a Kentucky racetrack.

His politician dad, who recently launched a campaign for the republican nomination and who is a libertarian who champions personal freedoms and personal responsibility, was not eager to weigh in on his son’s arrest.

According to a spokesman for Rand’s presidential campaign, the senator “does not comment on any private matters in regards to his family”.

News Source: www.NYPost.com

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Attorney James A. Abate practices Criminal Defense, DWI Defense, Business Litigation, Real Estate & Personal injury cases in Union County, New Jersey.