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FAA Chief Resigns Over Drunk Driving Arrest

The head of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) resigned on Tuesday over a drunken driving charge. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said in a statement that he had accepted Randy Babbitt’s resignation. The resignation came just one day after the case became public.

Babbitt said he would not “let anything cast a shadow” over the FAA, but declined to mention his arrest.

“I am confident in their ability to successfully carry out all of the critical safety initiatives underway and the improvements that the FAA has planned,” Babbitt said.

Babbitt is due in court in February.

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