This week, 2016 GOP presidential candidate Rand Paul’s son had a drunk driving dispute with a parked car in Lexington KY.
William Hilton Paul, 22, was reportedly given the citation for drunk driving late this Sunday morning after crashing a friend’s car — without insurance.
Police say that Paul failed a sobriety test and refused to take a blood test. He was then issued a citation and not arrested because that’s “standard protocol” for a suspect who’s hospitalized.
According to the citation, Lexington police found Paul at 11:24 a.m. sitting in the driver’s seat of a maroon 2006 Honda Ridgeline that had collided with a parked vehicle at 147 Woodland Avenue. The report said Paul was “belligerent” and had “a strong odor of alcohol,” bloodshot eyes and slurred speech.
A witness told police that just before the collision, Paul had been “revving his engine” while sitting alone in the truck, which was perpendicular in the intersection of Old Vine and Woodland.
The witness “then heard a loud crash,” according to the police citation.
This is not the first time Paul has had trouble with the law in regards to alcohol. He apparently has two other arrests on his record.
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