Rand Paul’s Son Arrested for Underage Drinking As Dad Mulls White House Run

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U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) talks with reporters after he voted against a continuing resolution for the federal budget in the U.S. Captiol March 2, 2011 in Washington, DC. The Senate voted 91-9 to pass a two-week stopgap spending bill that will keep the government funded until March 18. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Barely a day after his father, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, admitted that he's thinking about a possible 2016 presidential bid — as the GOP's "libertarian-Republican" savior — his 19-year-old son was arrested late on Saturday at an airport in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was reportedly drunk and disruptive. "Sen. Paul is a national public figure and subject to scrutiny in the public arena," said the senator's communications director. "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."