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Mary Landrieu's Son, Frank 'Connor' Snellings, Arrested On DWI, Hit-And-Run Charges

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Senator Mary Landrieu, a Democrat from Louisiana, listens during a news conference on federal funding for Planned Parenthood at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, April 13, 2011. For more than an hour in an Oval Office meeting on April 7, House Speaker John Boehner had insisted to U.S. President Barack Obama that any compromise on the government's budget include a prohibition on federal funding for Planned Parenthood. Obama already had reluctantly agreed to a provision ban | Getty

The 21-year-old son of Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) was arrested Thursday morning on charges of driving while intoxicated, hit-and-run and driving the wrong way on a one-way New Orleans street, the Times-Picayune reported.

According to the paper, Frank "Connor" Snellings, the senator's son, was driving a car that hit a pedestrian in New Orleans' French Quarter. The pedestrian was not seriously injured, and Snellings and a passenger were unharmed.

"We love our son wholeheartedly, but we are extremely disappointed by his irresponsible actions last night," Landrieu said in an interview with the Times-Picayune. "These actions have serious consequences both at home and in our legal system."

Landrieu asked for the public to respect her son's privacy.

Click here to read more from the Times-Picayune.

Landrieu, first elected to the Senate in 1996, is up for reelection in 2014.

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