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WASHINGTON – Randy Babbitt says he will resign as head of the Federal Aviation Administration following his arrest over the weekend on charges of drunken driving.
Babbitt said in a statement Tuesday that he didn’t want to allow anything to “cast a shadow” on the work done by his colleagues at the FAA.
The 65-year-old Babbitt was arrested Saturday night in Fairfax City, Va., by a patrolman who said the FAA administrator was driving on the wrong side of the road.
City of Fairfax Police said at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday, an officer saw a vehicle driving on the wrong side of the road on Old Lee Highway and initiated a traffic stop.
The officer determined that Babbit was under the influence of alcohol.
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