After he was involved in a collision last weekend in Kentucky, the son of presidential hopeful Senator Rand Paul, William Hilton Paul, is facing a charge of DUI driving. According to police, Paul crashed his 2006 Honda Ridgeline truck into an empty vehicle. Sherelle Roberts, the spokeswoman of the police, said Paul was treated in a hospital for minor injuries to his face. Paul was reportedly operating the vehicle under the influence of alcohol.
Spokesman for the presidential campaign of Rand Paul declined to comment on the incident. This is the third time the Senator’s son had problems with the law regarding alcohol consumption. He was charged for possession of alcohol in October 2013 as a minor. Paul was caught drinking at the Keenland horse racetrack.
In January 2013 he was reported to have disrupted a US Airways flight by disorderly conduct, a simple assault on a flight attendant and consuming alcohol underage. Charges were dismissed under a program for first time offenders, which involved 150 hours of community service and a completed alcohol education class.
In relation to the latest incident, Paul was reported to have been found in the driver’s seat of the vehicle, smelling of alcohol and exhibiting slurred speech. After he failed the alcohol test, he said no to the blood test, media report.