One of Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s twin sons was arrested and charged with public intoxication. His son 21 year old Sean McDonnell was arrested Saturday at 1:19 a.m. according to Charlottesville Police. Sean McDonnell was arrested on foot while walking on Wertland Street near University Corner, which is located across the street from the University of Virginia campus.
Spokesperson for the Charlottesville Police said the officer took Sean into custody for his safety due to his level of intoxication. According to NBC Washington, police will not release additional details such as his blood alcohol levels.
Sean attends the University of Virginia with his twin brother.
Sean McDonnell was released on his own recognizance and is due to appear in court on August 12. Public Intoxication is a misdemeanor offense and is punishable by a maximum $250 fine.
Spokesperson for the governor Tucker Martin says “this is a personal matter and is being addressed by the family”