FAIRFAX, Va. (CBSDC/AP) — The drunken driving arrest that forced the head of the Federal Aviation Administration to resign last year is headed to trial.
A judge in Fairfax, Va., is scheduled to hear the case against 65-year-old Randy Babbitt Thursday morning.
Babbitt was arrested Dec. 4 after a patrol officer said he spotted Babbitt driving on the wrong side of the road.
Babbitt resigned shortly after his arrest became public.
A first-time DWI offense in Virginia is considered a misdemeanor, and is punishable by up to one year in jail.
Babbitt has also served as president of the Air Line Pilots Association and has been a member of the FAA’s Management Advisory Council.
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