FAA chief Babbitt charged with drunk driving

The head of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was charged with drunk driving Saturday night by Fairfax City police after being spotted driving on the wrong side the road.
The FAA Administrator Jerome Randolph ´Randy´ Babbitt, 65, of Reston, was alone in his vehicle at 10.30 pm and was not involved in any accident.
Babbitt was sworn in as the FAA’s 16th administrator in June 2009. He is a veteran pilot and flew for 25 years for Eastern Airlines, according to his official biography.
“DOT officials learned of FAA Administrator Babbitt’s arrest on Saturday night within the last hour,” the DOT said in a statement, which was issued shortly before 2pm Washington time, adding, “DOT officials are in discussions with legal counsel about Administrator Babbitt’s employment status.”
Deputy Administrator Michael Huerta will serve as acting FAA leader

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