Ron Paul's grandson arrested at Charlotte Airport

Ron Paul's grandson arrested at Charlotte Airport

Credit: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police

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by NBC Charlotte Staff

kvue.com

Posted on January 6, 2013 at 5:55 PM

Updated Monday, Nov 4 at 5:48 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A teenager who claims to be the grandson of former presidential candidate Ron Paul was arrested Saturday night at the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport.

Police say William Paul was drunk and being disruptive.

When Paul was taken in to custody, he told authorities his dad is Kentucky senator Rand Paul.

There’s no word on where he got the alcohol, or if anyone will face charges for serving the 19-year-old.

Moira Bagley, communications director for Senator Paul released the following statement on Sunday afternoon:

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.
 

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