FAA administrator Randy Babbitt charged with DWI in Virginia

Babbitt, who was alone in the car

(CNN) -- The administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration has been charged with driving while intoxicated in Fairfax, Virginia, police said Monday.

Police arrested Randy Babbitt, 65, Saturday night after spotting the car he was allegedly driving traveling on the wrong side of the road, the department said in a release.

Babbitt, who was alone in the car, cooperated with the arrest and was released on his own recognizance after a magistrate issued a warrant, according to Fairfax police.

Sasha Johnson, a spokeswoman for the Department of Transportation, which includes the FAA, declined comment. The FAA had no immediate comment.

Babbitt is a veteran pilot who flew for Eastern Airlines for 25 years, according to his official FAA biography. He became the agency's administrator in 2009.

CNN's Mike Ahlers contributed to this report.

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