Posted on May 11, 2012
J. Randolph Babbitt resigned his post as head of the Federal Aviation Administration when he was arrested for DUI in Fairfax City in December. Police originally stopped Babbitt’s vehicle for driving on the wrong side of the road. He was given field sobriety tests and an initial breath test which read .07%. During yesterday’s trial, Fairfax Judge Ian O’Flaherty dismissed the case against Babbitt after viewing the video of the traffic stop. He found that while the video did show Babbitt crossing the double solid yellow line during a turn, it did not show him driving on the wrong side of the road as the officer had indicated.