At the tender age of 22, Rand Paul’s son, Ron Paul’s grandson, is already making headlines. In this case, it was for a DUI citation in Lexington, Kentucky.
Of course, William Hilton Paul isn’t any stranger to encounters with law enforcement. In 2013, he found himself cited for alcohol possession at the age 19. He was also charged with simple assault after winding up in an altercation with a flight attendant at Charlottee Douglas International Airport in North Carolina.
The latest incident happened late Sunday morning. Paul, who, according to Lexington Police, had a “strong odor of alcohol,” managed to crash a 2006 Honda Ridgeline into the back of an unoccupied car. The youngest Paul also reportedly had “bloodshot water eyes, slurred speech, and was belligerent.”
As a result of crashing the car — which Raw Story notes was not his, but a friend’s — he suffered minor facial injuries and was taken to the University of Kentucky’s hospital. He was treated for wounds there, and he was not arrested, as is standard procedure for situations like this.
William Paul is scheduled to be arraigned on May 12.
Senator Paul hasn’t released a statement yet because he “does not comment on any private matters in regards to his family,” according to a campaign spokesperson. Instead, he took the opportunity to shill his “Protect Internet Freedom” proposal, posting on Facebook that: “A technology revolution is occurring around the world. It is occurring in the private sector, not the public sector. As President of the United States, I will oppose any attempt to tax, regulate, monitor or control the Internet. This is our technology revolution and government must stay out of the way.”
That right there is a magnificent and meticulously detailed fractal of utter bullsh*t and complete wrongness — but I wouldn’t expect anything else from a libertarian.
Watch a report on the citation, below:
[h/t and cover picture RS]