Created on Monday, 07 January 2013 Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police say U.S. Sen. Rand Paul's son was arrested after a flight from Kentucky to North Carolina.
This undated photo provided by Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department shows 19-year-old William Hilton Paul. Paul, son of United States Sen. Rand Paul, reportedly was arrested at Charlotte Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, N.C., and charged with underage drinking and disorderly conduct on a Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, flight from Kentucky to North Carolina. (AP Photo/Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department via WCNC TV)
The Charlotte Observer reports 19-year-old William Hilton Paul was arrested Saturday morning at Charlotte Douglas International Airport and charged with alcohol-related offenses.
The newspaper quotes Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Lt. Blake Hollar as saying it's possible Paul was served alcohol on the flight from Lexington, Ky., to Charlotte.
When the plane landed shortly before 11 a.m., the son of the Republican senator from Kentucky and grandson of former presidential candidate Ron Paul was charged with consuming beer/wine underage, disorderly conduct and being intoxicated and disruptive.
In a brief statement, Sen. Paul's office said "as many parents with teenagers would understand," the family requested their privacy be respected "in a situation such as this."