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“Belligerent” Son of Kentucky Senator Rand Paul cited for DUI, but not arrested after crashing into parked car

April 23, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
“Belligerent” Son of Kentucky Senator Rand Paul cited for DUI, but not arrested after crashing into parked car

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Kentucky Police stopped the son of Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul on suspicion of driving under the influence on Sunday. Luckily for William Hilton Paul, 22, he was not arrested.

Paul was driving a 2006 Honda Ridgeline at 11.24am when he rear-ended a parked car, in Lexington, Kentucky, according to police. Bystanders who heard the crash immediately called Police.

People witnessed Paul, 22, alone in his truck “revving his engine’ after crashing into the car, reported Kentucky.com.

Lexington Police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said in a statement that Paul sustained minor facial injuries and treated at the University of Kentucky hospital.

Local media outlets reported that Paul failed a field sobriety test and refused blood and breathalyzer tests at the hospital.

Although Paul’s eyes were bloodshot,’ and acted ‘belligerent’ at the scene, he was not arrested.

Roberts said police followed the standard procedure that a DUI suspect remains hospitalized.

Paul is a communications major at the University of Kentucky and has two previous alcohol-related brushes with the law. He was cited for possession of alcohol by a minor while drinking booze at a racetrack.

In addition, Paul was charged with assaulting a female flight attendant, underage consumption, disorderly conduct, public intoxication after the flight he traveled on arrived at the airport.

The charges were eventually dismissed after Paul completed mandatory alcohol education classes along with community service. Officers cited Paul for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and failure of a nonowner/operator to produce insurance.

A Rand Paul campaign spokesman said the U.S. Senator will not comment on his private family matters.

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