Federal Aviation Administration chief Jerome Randolph "Randy" Babbitt is taking some time off from his job running the Federal Aviation Administration after police arrested him near his Fairfax, Virginia, home for drunk driving. Although the incident happened on Saturday night, news of Babbitt's arrest didn't bubble up to the White House and Department of Transportation until Monday. The Washington Post reports that the arresting officer spotted Babbitt "driving on the wrong side of Old Lee Highway." The F.A.A. said in a statement about an hour ago that deputy F.A.A. administrator Michael Huerta would take over and that Babbitt's request for a leave of absence had been granted.
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