S.C. Rep. Ted Vick – whose 2012 congressional campaign was derailed by the mother of all DUI arrests – has been busted again for driving under the influence.
According to Richland County court records, Vick was arrested for DUI late Tuesday in downtown Columbia, S.C. Details regarding the arrest were not immediately available, although multiple sources tell FITS the lawmaker was busted inside the S.C. State House parking garage by agents of the S.C. Bureau of Protective Services (SCBPS).
The favorite to win the Democratic nomination for South Carolina’s newly drawn seventh congressional district, Vick’s campaign imploded last May when he was pulled over by City of Columbia, S.C. police officers and charged with speeding, DUI and possession of an unregistered firearm. As if that wasn’t enough, it was later revealed that a 21-year-old woman was in the car with the part-time pastor (and proclaimer of “family values”) at the time of his arrest.
No word yet on whether Vick’s latest DUI bust is another “grand slam” or just a solid “seeing eye single.”
Either way, it’s drawing all sorts of negative scrutiny – including one Facebook commenter who referred to him as “the Charlie Sheen of the SC General Assembly.”
Vick – who is tight with all sorts of unsavory characters back in his corrupt-as-hell home of Cheraw, S.C. – has served in the S.C. House of Representatives since 2005. The forty-year-old lawmaker is married with two children (that we know of).
UPDATE: Addressing some of the comments, the reason this arrest was listed as a “first offense DUI” for Vick is that his arrest from last May has yet to be resolved. Accordingly, he now has two pending DUI charges against him.
UPDATE II: Wow. Ted Vick’s attorney is legendary shyster Todd Rutherford, one of his fellow Democrats in the S.C. House. And wait till you read Rutherford’s excuse for Vick’s arrest …