CNN) -- The 19-year-old son of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul was charged with underage drinking and disorderly conduct after being arrested over the weekend at North Carolina's Charlotte Douglas International Airport, authorities said.
William Hilton Paul was arrested Saturday after a flight from Kentucky to North Carolina, according to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office in Charlotte.
Authorities did not say whether Paul, of Bowling Green, Kentucky, was believed to have been drinking on the airplane or at the airport.
A spokesman for U.S. Airways said Paul was not served onboard.
"Our reports indicate that (Paul) slept through the drink service and was not served onboard," Andrew Christie said.
The senator's office released a statement calling the issue a private family matter.
"The senator's office released a statement calling the issue a private family matter."
Children, no one is off limits to you amoral creeps. So for the record, the drinking age in Kentucky is 18. The son is 19. So he drank in Kentucky, got on a plane, flew to North Carolina, and was arrested for drinking when he was under 21. Obviously he did not drink in North Carolina. Reflects how messed up our system is.