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Police: Teen arrested at airport claims to be Ron Paul’s grandson

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

A teenager who says he is the son of a U.S. Senator, and grandson of a former Presidential candidate, was arrested Saturday night at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

William Hilton Paul, 19, was then transported and booked into the Mecklenburg County Jail.

Sources at the Mecklenburg Co. Sheriff’s Office say he identified himself as the son of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky.  Senator Paul’s father is former Presidential candidate Ron Paul.

Paul was also charged with Disorderly Conduct and being Intoxicated and Disruptive.

WBTV placed calls to Sen. Paul’s offices in Washington and Bowling Green, Kentucky, however they have not responded.

Questions still remain as to where Paul got the alcohol and who if anybody served him while he was at the airport.

Rand Paul’s Communication Director, Moira Bagley released the following statement, “The Senator is currently traveling and I am unable to confirm this information with him.
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.”

The Senators son will be in court on Tuesday January 8th.

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