CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Police say U.S. Sen. Rand Paul's son was arrested after a flight from Kentucky to North Carolina.

TheCharlotte Observer reports 19-year-old WilliamHilton Paul was arrested Saturday morning at Charlotte DouglasInternational Airport and charged with alcohol-related offenses.

Thenewspaper quotes Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Lt. Blake Hollar assaying it's possible Paul was served alcohol on the flight fromLexington, Ky., to Charlotte.

When the plane landed shortly before11 a.m., the son of the Republican senator from Kentucky and grandsonof former presidential candidate Ron Paul was charged with consumingbeer/wine underage, disorderly conduct and being intoxicated anddisruptive.

In a brief statement, Sen. Paul's office said "as manyparents with teenagers would understand," the family requested theirprivacy be respected "in a situation such as this."