Former Gov. Bob McDonnell's Son Robert McDonnell Arrested and Charged With DWI

Robert Ryan McDonnell arrested in Virginia Beach

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's son Robert McDonnell is facing a DWI charge after he was arrested early Thursday.

Robert Ryan McDonnell, 23, was arrested at about 3:25 a.m. in the 2500 block of Sandpiper Road in Virginia Beach.

McDonnell of Glen Allen, Virginia, was charged with DWI and refusal, said the Virginia Beach Police Department.

Police said he is not currently in custody.

Robert McDonnell's twin brother, Sean McDonnell, was arrested in October 2013 and charged with public intoxication.

Their parents, Bob and Maureen McDonnell, have been dealing with their own legal battles. The couple was convicted in September on multiple counts for accepting more than $175,000 in gifts and loans from a wealthy businessman, although one count against Maureen was recently tossed out.

The U.S. Probation Office has recommended at least 10 years in prison for former Gov. Bob McDonnell.

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