FAA Chief on Leave for DWI

    FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt, right, accompanied by Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, talks about proposed rules to help prevent dangerous pilot fatigue, Friday, Sept. 10, 2010, at the Transportation Ddepartment in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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    The 65-year-old head of the Federal Aviation Administration was placed on administrative leave Monday after being arrested for drunken driving Sunday night in northern Virginia. Randy Babbitt was driving on the wrong side of the Old Lee Highway outside the District of Columbia when he was stopped by police and charged with driving while intoxicated. The White House and Department of Transportation learned of the arrest Monday afternoon, and announced in a statement that the FAA's deputy administrator would take Babbitt's position until his employment status is settled.

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