Rand Paul’s son, William Paul, cited for DUI
Thanks to affluenza, William Paul, the oldest son of GOP presidential hopeful Sen. Rand Paul, gets a pass for another drunk driving incident.
William Hilton Paul, 22, was given a citation (slap on the wrist) after being pulled over on Sunday after he crashed in the back of an unoccupied parked car in Lexington, Kentucky, the police said. That’s despite having “bloodshot, watery eyes” and behaving in a “belligerent way.”
Paul was treated at the University of Kentucky hospital for minor injuries to his face. He also failed a field sobriety test, Lex18.com reported. He also refused blood and breathalyzer tests at the hospital.
This is William Paul’s third alcohol related offense. He had two run-ins with the police prior to turning 21 in 2013.
He was cited for possession of alcohol by a minor by the Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control while drinking at a racetrack in October, 2013.
Paul was charged with assaulting a female flight attendant, underage consumption, disorderly conduct, and being intoxicated and disruptive while traveling in January 2013. The charges were dropped after he completed alcohol education classes and community service.
The right wing is silent. Can you imagine if that had been Sasha or Malia Obama? They would have blasted President Obama and his wife. It’s funny that Rand Paul is throwing the kitchen sink at Hillary Clinton, whose daughter has never been involved in untoward behavior. It seems that Mrs. Clinton is the least of his worries….
Let’s make this about race and privilege–had this been a black or Hispanic male, the outcome would have been very different. William Paul escaped punishment because of white privilege and his father’s name.
[Photo credit: Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office]