SC lawmaker faces DUI charge

COLUMBIA — A South Carolina state representative running for the state’s newly created 7th Congressional District seat is facing weapons and drunken driving charges.

Richland County jail records show that 39-year-old Rep. Ted Vick of Chesterfield was being held Thursday on charges of speeding, DUI and illegally carrying a pistol. Vick was given a personal recognizance bond on the DUI and speeding charges. No bond has been set on the weapons charge.

Vick’s campaign did not immediately comment on the arrest. It wasn’t known if he had an attorney.

Vick is seeking a fifth term to his Chesterfield County South Carolina House seat. He also is one of five Democrats seeking the nomination in the new 7th Congressional District, which runs through the Pee Dee and along the Grand Strand.

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