FAA Chief in Drunk Driving Arrest

Head of Federal Aviation Administration resigns after the arrest.
3:00 | 12/06/11

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Just before air time we learned the head of the Federal Aviation Administration has stepped down. Days after Randy Babbitt was arrested for drunk driving he is out ABC's senior justice correspondent Pierre Thomas has the latest on this developing story here. George Randy Babbitt resigned today and is pretty much because the facts dictated that he had to go. The FAA -- was arrested Saturday that he was not just driving under the influence. The police report stated that he was driving on the wrong side of a busy Virginia highway. At 1030 Saturday night. It's the holiday season and at that time -- night that road is usually really crowded. The FAA is under the Transportation Department which is -- drunk driving -- party. In his arrest comes as a difficult moment for the FAA which oversees the safety of the nation's airports. This year air traffic controllers have been caught literally sleeping on the job and George Babbitt apparently did not notified bosses until Monday afternoon. Nearly two days after the incident. Not good and with that the -- career of the former president of the air pilots association. Came to a screeching halt there was no way he could -- and -- you thanks very much.

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