WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. 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 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.
(Reporting by John Crawley)