October 19, 2013 11:25 am -

william+hilton+paul_201316152558Cue the predictable Tea Party reactions of “What’s the big deal?” “Kids will be kids” “lower the drinkin’ age” “FREEEEEEDOM!!!!” in 3… 2… 1…

Kentucky authorities say they have cited U.S. Sen. Rand Paul’s 20-year-old son on alcohol possession by a minor at a Kentucky racetrack.

Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control spokesman Dick Brown says agents cited William Hilton Paul on Friday during a “targeted enforcement detail” at Keeneland in Lexington. Brown told the Lexington Herald-Leader that William Paul can pay a $25 fine and court costs in advance or appear in court Nov. 15 to answer the citation. Paul is a full-time student at the University of Kentucky,

William Paul also faced alcohol-related charges in North Carolina this year, but they were dismissed in a deferred prosecution program.

Rand Paul spokeswoman Moira Bagley had no comment on the latest citation.

Keeneland spokeswoman Amy Gregory also declined to comment.

This is not young Mr. Paul’s first brush with the law: in January, he was charged with assaulting a flight attendant in another incident involving drinking.

D.B. Hirsch
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