How Randy! Rand Paul's Drunk Teenage Son Arrested For Loving Freedom (And Airplane-Size Bottles Of Bourbon)

Guess what, America? While you were wasting your weekend drinking overpriced, oddly-named craft beer in actual eating establishments, 19-year-old fellow oddly-named son of Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and grandson of Libertarian Jesus Ron Paul, “William Hilton Paul” wasted no time ingratiating himself into our hearts by getting wasted–and arrested–aboard a U.S. Airways flight from Kentucky to Charlotte.

Looks like someone has what it takes to be the next rising young political star from Kentucky! Your daddy would be so proud!

When the plane landed about 10:49 a.m., Paul was charged with consuming beer/wine underage, disorderly conduct and being intoxicated and disruptive.

10:49 a.m.? A real go-getter that William “Hilton” Paul! If only they had named him “La Quinta” or even “Ramada” instead…

William Hilton Paul, the 19-year-old son of Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and grandson of former Texas congressman Ron Paul, was taken into police custody yesterday at North Carolina’s Charlotte Douglas International Airport for public intoxication following a Saturday morning flight from Kentucky.

It was unclear whether Paul had been served alcohol on the flight, but Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department rep Lt. Blake Hollar said that possibility was being investigated.

Paul identified himself as the son of a US senator, but was arrested anyway. He was booked into Mecklenburg County Jail on charges of underage consumption, disorderly conduct, and being intoxicated and disruptive.

All three are misdemeanors.

Misdemeanors, eh?? Perfect! He always seemed much more like a William “Red Roof(ie) Inn” Paul, anyway.

Sen. Rand Paul’s office released a statement calling the issue a private family matter, and asked everyone to give him the courtesy and respect he’s never shown them.

“Sen. Paul is a national public figure and subject to scrutiny in the public arena, however, as many parents with teenagers would understand, his family should be afforded the privacy and respect they deserve in a situation such as this,” said Moira Bagley, Paul’s communications director.

Like, say, if their privileged, drunken, asshole teenaged son ever decides to Go Galt (against the tyranny of Federal Aviation and public intoxication laws) 20,000 ft. above ground.

Guess you could say the apPaul doesn’t fall far from the penitenTREE.

[image via Charlotte Observer]

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