FAA chief resigns after drunken driving arrest

This handout provided by Fairfax County, Va. Sheriff's Office shows Randy Babbitt. Babbitt following his arrest for drunken driving in suburban Northern Virginia over the weekend. Babbitt says he will resign as head of the Federal Aviation Administration following his arrest over the weekend on charges of drunken driving. Babbitt said in a statement Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, that he didn't want to allow anything to "cast a shadow" on the work done by his colleagues at the FAA. (AP Photo/Fairfax County, Va. Sheriff's Office)

December 6, 2011 3:36:37 PM PST
Randy Babbitt says he will resign as head of the Federal Aviation Administration following his arrest over the weekend on charges of drunken driving.

Babbitt said in a statement Tuesday that he didn't want to allow anything to "cast a shadow" on the work done by his colleagues at the FAA.

The 65-year-old Babbitt was arrested Saturday night in Fairfax City, Va., by a patrolman who said the FAA administrator was driving on the wrong side of the road.