US FAA chief resigns over drunk drive charge

WASHINGTON - The top US aviation safety official resigned on Tuesday over a drunken driving charge.
Federal Aviation Administrator Randy Babbitt said in a statement that his resignation was accepted by US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.
Babbitt, 65, was arrested on Saturday in Fairfax, Virginia, and charged with driving while intoxicated.
A former pilot and union official, Babbitt has led the FAA since 2009.
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