A day after being placed on administrative leave, Randy Babbitt submitted his resignation as FAA administrator to US transportation secretary Ray LaHood, who accepted it. Prior to Babbitt's resignation late Tuesday, LaHood told reporters earlier in the day that he didn't learn of Babbitt's Saturday night arrest on a charge of driving while intoxicated (ATW Daily News, Dec. 6) until Monday when Fairfax, Va., police issued a press release about it. "What I told Randy ...

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