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Report: Ted Vick Resisted Arrest

S.C. Rep. Ted Vick resisted police officers after they noticed him staggering about the S.C. State House late Tuesday evening, according to the incident report related to his arrest on drunk driving charges. After stopping Vick in the State House parking garage for “having trouble driving in a straight line”…

S.C. Rep. Ted Vick resisted police officers after they noticed him staggering about the S.C. State House late Tuesday evening, according to the incident report related to his arrest on drunk driving charges.

After stopping Vick in the State House parking garage for “having trouble driving in a straight line” and running over a “cone with the front of his vehicle,” officers noticed a “strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from (Vick’s) breath,” according to the report.

At that point, an officer with the S.C. Bureau of Protective Services (SCBPS) attempted to determine if Vick was indeed driving under the influence of alcohol. Within moments of encountering the inebriated (and apparently belligerent) lawmaker, the officer called for backup prior to attempting to administer a field sobriety test.

“I asked Mr. Vick to walk in front of the patrol car to do a series of test(s),” the report notes. “Mr. Vick refused to comply with my request. I attempted to escort Mr. Vick to the front of the patrol car. Mr. Vick failed to comply with my request and started to resist by pulling away from me. (Lance Corporal) Hoffman and I were able to gain control of Mr. Vick and took him to the back of the vehicle to place handcuffs on him.”

Vick wasn’t done resisting, though.

“Mr. Vick at this point tightened up his arms and pulled them tightly to the lower part of his back making it hard for me to place handcuffs on him,” the report adds, noting that the officers were eventually able to “pull his arm away from his body and get the handcuffs on.”

Once handcuffed and transported to a Richland County, S.C. detention center, Vick continued to be difficult as lawmakers went through the process of booking him and giving him an option to take a breathalyzer exam.

“I noticed Mr. Vick to be staring at me in an unusual manner for an abnormal period of time,” the arresting officer states. “Mr. Vick at one point crosses his arms and continues with the stares and (Corporal) Elliott had to ask him multiple times to sit down in the chair.”

Vick eventually refused the breathalyzer.

Vick’s attorney, S.C. Rep. Todd Rutherford, has stated that officers misinterpreted Vick’s staggering. According to Rutherford, Vick wasn’t drunk he … wait for it .. had “a pebble in his shoe.”

This is Vick’s second arrest for driving under the influence in less than a year. His first arrest – which also involved speeding, an unregistered firearm and a college coed – forced him to abandon his bid for the U.S. Congress.

TED VICK INCIDENT REPORT (.pdf)

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124 comments

Tunes'n'news May 16, 2013 at 10:45 am

Pebble in his shoe, rocks in his head.

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shifty henry May 16, 2013 at 10:52 am

With Vick having that sort of attitude, these officers may have saved him or someone else from injury or death.

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A Friend May 16, 2013 at 11:28 am

Excellent point. They very likely did.

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shifty henry May 16, 2013 at 11:37 am

After reading the officer’s report, and being familiar with police procedures, the only criticism I have is that when asked how many drinks he had —-IT’S ALWAYS TWO !!!

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CorruptionInColumbia May 16, 2013 at 3:46 pm

You have obviously been there, done that. “Two drinks”, must be in the manual they issue every drunk and drunk driver as the appropriate answer to give cops when accosted.

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Jay Ellington May 16, 2013 at 11:02 am

If looks could kill, Teflon Ted’s piercing stare of righteous indignation would have dropped Taylor Kearns yesterday while he was leaving Alven Glenn. The guy clearly doesn’t think the law should apply to him.

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Tunes'n'news May 16, 2013 at 10:45 am

Pebble in his shoe, rocks in his head.

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shifty henry May 16, 2013 at 10:52 am

With Vick having that sort of attitude, these officers may have saved him or someone else from injury or death.

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A Friend May 16, 2013 at 11:28 am

Excellent point. They very likely did.

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shifty henry May 16, 2013 at 11:37 am

After reading the officer’s report, and being familiar with police procedures, the only criticism I have is that when asked how many drinks he had —-IT’S ALWAYS TWO !!!

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CorruptionInColumbia May 16, 2013 at 3:46 pm

You have obviously been there, done that. “Two drinks”, must be in the manual they issue every drunk and drunk driver as the appropriate answer to give cops when accosted.

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Jay Ellington May 16, 2013 at 11:02 am

If looks could kill, Teflon Ted’s piercing stare of righteous indignation would have dropped Taylor Kearns yesterday while he was leaving Alven Glenn. The guy clearly doesn’t think the law should apply to him.

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Chesterfield County Resident May 16, 2013 at 11:06 am

Vick is a dick.

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Chesterfield County Resident May 16, 2013 at 11:06 am

Vick is a dick.

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darksied calling May 16, 2013 at 11:09 am

Any bets on how long until any of the officers involved in either the arrest or the booking wind up out of a job? Those of us in the Pee Dee and Chesterfield county are very familar with Ted Vick’s vindictiness. And let me add Rep Vick is not uncomfortable or shy about striking back at family or friends of those he goes after. I won’t say he could JR Ewing any lessons but he did learn a few tricks from him.

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shifty henry May 16, 2013 at 11:28 am

Is this guy a pastor?

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You know me May 16, 2013 at 11:36 am

My grandmother said the devil also goes to church.

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Isaac May 16, 2013 at 3:18 pm

His campaign photo is him and his wife in front of his church. This is the same guy that’s been reported cheating on his wife. Screwing around with an 18-year-old college student in his car at night. Typical religious hypocrite.

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darksied calling May 16, 2013 at 11:09 am

Any bets on how long until any of the officers involved in either the arrest or the booking wind up out of a job? Those of us in the Pee Dee and Chesterfield county are very familar with Ted Vick’s vindictiness. And let me add Rep Vick is not uncomfortable or shy about striking back at family or friends of those he goes after. I won’t say he could JR Ewing any lessons but he did learn a few tricks from him.

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shifty henry May 16, 2013 at 11:28 am

Is this guy a pastor?

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You know me May 16, 2013 at 11:36 am

My grandmother said the devil also goes to church.

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Isaac May 16, 2013 at 3:18 pm

His campaign photo is him and his wife in front of his church. This is the same guy that’s been reported cheating on his wife. Screwing around with an 18-year-old college student in his car at night. Typical religious hypocrite.

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You know me May 16, 2013 at 11:37 am

Wonder how long til Melissa leaves him?

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CorruptionInColumbia May 16, 2013 at 3:49 pm

These faux Southern Belles never leave them. They know they have their gravy train taken care of by the cads like Vick and Jake Knotts. They get into those all important social circles, have expensive clothes, nice cars to drive, and a nice house. Putting up with the antics of their husbands is just the cost of doing business for them.

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Sarge May 16, 2013 at 5:15 pm

Yessir, that Jakie Knotts runs in all sorts of important social circles…… hahahahahahaha. Excuse me. That one got to me.

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You know me May 16, 2013 at 11:37 am

Wonder how long til Melissa leaves him?

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CorruptionInColumbia May 16, 2013 at 3:49 pm

These faux Southern Belles never leave them. They know they have their gravy train taken care of by the cads like Vick and Jake Knotts. They get into those all important social circles, have expensive clothes, nice cars to drive, and a nice house. Putting up with the antics of their husbands is just the cost of doing business for them.

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Sarge May 16, 2013 at 5:15 pm

Yessir, that Jakie Knotts runs in all sorts of important social circles…… hahahahahahaha. Excuse me. That one got to me.

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Sam May 16, 2013 at 11:39 am

Hope she get alimony and sole custody.

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Sam May 16, 2013 at 11:39 am

Hope she get alimony and sole custody.

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Elfego May 16, 2013 at 11:43 am

Ted is exempt from the law. Ask the citizens of Chesterfield County.

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tired of the double standards May 17, 2013 at 10:18 am

Not all of us voted for him.

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Elfego May 16, 2013 at 11:43 am

Ted is exempt from the law. Ask the citizens of Chesterfield County.

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tired of the double standards May 17, 2013 at 10:18 am

Not all of us voted for him.

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You know me May 16, 2013 at 11:44 am

Maybe his God is a God of 2cd chances.

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shifty henry May 16, 2013 at 1:33 pm

he’s trying……

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? May 16, 2013 at 1:34 pm

Or maybe his god is Dionysus.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein May 16, 2013 at 10:42 pm

Nice. Very nice. LOL!

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You know me May 16, 2013 at 11:44 am

Maybe his God is a God of 2cd chances.

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shifty henry May 16, 2013 at 1:33 pm

he’s trying……

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? May 16, 2013 at 1:34 pm

Or maybe his god is Dionysus.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein May 16, 2013 at 10:42 pm

Nice. Very nice. LOL!

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SeneseLikeChaps May 16, 2013 at 11:45 am

“…Vick continued to be difficult as lawmakers went through the
process of booking him and giving him an option to take a breathalyzer
exam.”

Lawmakers booked him?

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SeneseLikeChaps May 16, 2013 at 11:45 am

“…Vick continued to be difficult as lawmakers went through the
process of booking him and giving him an option to take a breathalyzer
exam.”

Lawmakers booked him?

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Jimmy May 16, 2013 at 11:47 am

Hope he doesn’t drive drunk while his kids are in the car.

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Horney Mike May 16, 2013 at 4:01 pm

He wouldn’t do that with his daughters. Other peoples barely legal daughters are another matter, though.

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Sam May 16, 2013 at 4:41 pm

Good one. Wonder how many have come back to his Columbia apartment…the one near the ball field.

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shifty henry May 16, 2013 at 9:00 pm

Cock-a-Boose?

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Jimmy May 16, 2013 at 11:47 am

Hope he doesn’t drive drunk while his kids are in the car.

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Horney Mike May 16, 2013 at 4:01 pm

He wouldn’t do that with his daughters. Other peoples barely legal daughters are another matter, though.

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Sam May 16, 2013 at 4:41 pm

Good one. Wonder how many have come back to his Columbia apartment…the one near the ball field.

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shifty henry May 16, 2013 at 9:00 pm

Cock-a-Boose?

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buthole buddy May 16, 2013 at 11:52 am

Hopefully his driver’s lIcense will be suspended. Do they make legislator tags for mopeds?

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Marie Harrison May 16, 2013 at 4:24 pm

He will fit nicely on a moped, as he is a small little man.

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2big2fall May 16, 2013 at 4:37 pm

Good one!

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CorruptionInColumbia May 16, 2013 at 5:42 pm

AWESOME!!!!!!!

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Detective Sgt. Joe Friday May 16, 2013 at 6:46 pm

Maybe Vick will hire the same crooked-politician defense lawyer working for ethically-challenged politicians, Sen. Ford and Rep. Harrell.

Crooked politicians are a growth niche market for those lawyers.

Maybe they can all get a volume discount?

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CorruptionInColumbia May 16, 2013 at 7:05 pm

Can you make a “wall size” version of this suitable for framing? Danged if I wouldn’t be tempted to buy it.

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2big2fall May 17, 2013 at 7:14 am

It’s easy to resize with photoshop. Problem is, however, that if it is made very large the focus is not as clear.

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dwb619 May 16, 2013 at 7:46 pm

buthole, I give you two “SHAZAAMS” on that one!
Most excellent.
The politician be rockin” a “likker sikle”!

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buthole buddy May 16, 2013 at 11:52 am

Hopefully his driver’s lIcense will be suspended. Do they make legislator tags for mopeds?

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Marie Harrison May 16, 2013 at 4:24 pm

He will fit nicely on a moped, as he is a small little man.

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2big2fall May 16, 2013 at 4:37 pm

Good one!

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CorruptionInColumbia May 16, 2013 at 5:42 pm

AWESOME!!!!!!!

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Detective Sgt. Joe Friday May 16, 2013 at 6:46 pm

Maybe Vick will hire the same crooked-politician defense lawyer working for ethically-challenged politicians, Sen. Ford and Rep. Harrell.

Crooked politicians are a growth niche market for those lawyers.

Maybe they can all get a volume discount?

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CorruptionInColumbia May 16, 2013 at 7:05 pm

Can you make a “wall size” version of this suitable for framing? Danged if I wouldn’t be tempted to buy it.

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2big2fall May 17, 2013 at 7:14 am

It’s easy to resize with photoshop. Problem is, however, that if it is made very large the focus is not as clear.

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dwb619 May 16, 2013 at 7:46 pm

buthole, I give you two “SHAZAAMS” on that one!
Most excellent.
The politician be rockin” a “likker sikle”!

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surfer, the web, that is May 16, 2013 at 11:56 am

Has probably been drinking heavily since his Citadel days. Seems to really have a problem.

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surfer, the web, that is May 16, 2013 at 11:56 am

Has probably been drinking heavily since his Citadel days. Seems to really have a problem.

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Jay Ellington May 16, 2013 at 11:59 am

This just in, Ted Vick’s man card has been permanently revoked for the following offenses… #1 Consuming not one, but two glasses of Cabernet wine without the behest of his wife, Melissa… #2 Becoming shit faced drunk on two glasses of Cabernet wine… #3 Resisting arrest that failed to result in the use of a taser. What kind of man is this?

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shifty henry May 16, 2013 at 1:29 pm

Oh, no — REVOKED?

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Jay Ellington May 16, 2013 at 2:10 pm

There’s one in the spotlight, he don’t look right to me, get him up against the wall.

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Jay Ellington May 16, 2013 at 11:59 am

This just in, Ted Vick’s man card has been permanently revoked for the following offenses… #1 Consuming not one, but two glasses of Cabernet wine without the behest of his wife, Melissa… #2 Becoming shit faced drunk on two glasses of Cabernet wine… #3 Resisting arrest that failed to result in the use of a taser. What kind of man is this?

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shifty henry May 16, 2013 at 1:29 pm

Oh, no — REVOKED?

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Jay Ellington May 16, 2013 at 2:10 pm

There’s one in the spotlight, he don’t look right to me, get him up against the wall.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein May 16, 2013 at 12:30 pm

Let us not cast stones in the direction of Rep. Vick until we have walked a mile in his moccasins……

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

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CorruptionInColumbia May 16, 2013 at 3:50 pm

You mean the moccasins with a pebble in them?

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TontoBubbaGoldstein May 16, 2013 at 12:30 pm

Let us not cast stones in the direction of Rep. Vick until we have walked a mile in his moccasins……

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

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CorruptionInColumbia May 16, 2013 at 3:50 pm

You mean the moccasins with a pebble in them?

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bob May 16, 2013 at 1:14 pm

Should be video in the garage and the jail, a pic is worth a 1000 words

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bob May 16, 2013 at 1:14 pm

Should be video in the garage and the jail, a pic is worth a 1000 words

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Glad it's free but... May 16, 2013 at 1:21 pm

Dude, you need someone to proof these articles. These grammatical and contextual errors dilute your message. Sorry to call you out like this but in this day and time it would be very inexpensive – perhaps an intern from the local U.

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Gillon May 16, 2013 at 4:56 pm

Good idea, and by the way, Fits, Viick is not a “Congressman”–he is a state representative.

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Glad it's free but... May 16, 2013 at 1:21 pm

Dude, you need someone to proof these articles. These grammatical and contextual errors dilute your message. Sorry to call you out like this but in this day and time it would be very inexpensive – perhaps an intern from the local U.

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Gillon May 16, 2013 at 4:56 pm

Good idea, and by the way, Fits, Viick is not a “Congressman”–he is a state representative.

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? May 16, 2013 at 2:47 pm

What’s the difference between resisting arrest and whining, then planking with a red face like my 3 year old when it’s nap time?

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? May 16, 2013 at 2:47 pm

What’s the difference between resisting arrest and whining, then planking with a red face like my 3 year old when it’s nap time?

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Walkin' John May 16, 2013 at 3:43 pm

Hey, I had a pebble in my shoe once, but it didn’t get me drunk.

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Walkin' John May 16, 2013 at 3:43 pm

Hey, I had a pebble in my shoe once, but it didn’t get me drunk.

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marla May 16, 2013 at 3:55 pm

Now you see,that’s what happened to Sanford. He wasn’t having sex with his sweetie,he had a pebble in his shorts.

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Marie Harrison May 16, 2013 at 4:42 pm

hahahahahahahaha good one.

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marla May 16, 2013 at 3:55 pm

Now you see,that’s what happened to Sanford. He wasn’t having sex with his sweetie,he had a pebble in his shorts.

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Marie Harrison May 16, 2013 at 4:42 pm

hahahahahahahaha good one.

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9" May 16, 2013 at 4:40 pm

“I noticed Mr. Vick to be staring at me in an unusual manner for an abnormal period of time,” the arresting officer states.

Cue:Gang of Four-‘I Love A Man In A Uniform’

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shifty henry May 16, 2013 at 6:44 pm

“staring at me in an unusual manner”
That comment struck me as an odd thing to write. The guy is a cop, and he probably has seen every sort of look at one time or another. This has to be a facial expression that he’s never seen before and he has no specific words for it (hate, fear, whatever). My guess is that Vick was just trying to focus on what was happening around him. I’ve ridden with cops on patrols and they told me that reading facial expressions is important.

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9" May 16, 2013 at 7:08 pm

Well,Vick also has a serious case of ,’Gay Face’,but this is not widely acknowledged in the ‘straight community’..,but my guess is,love or something like it…

Have a Great Day!! :) There won’t be many left with the Demlicans and Republicrats in charge.

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CorruptionInColumbia May 17, 2013 at 8:02 am

Vick will deny and claim, “morning wood”.

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9" May 16, 2013 at 4:40 pm

“I noticed Mr. Vick to be staring at me in an unusual manner for an abnormal period of time,” the arresting officer states.

Cue:Gang of Four-‘I Love A Man In A Uniform’

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shifty henry May 16, 2013 at 6:44 pm

“staring at me in an unusual manner”
That comment struck me as an odd thing to write. The guy is a cop, and he probably has seen every sort of look at one time or another. This has to be a facial expression that he’s never seen before and he has no specific words for it (hate, fear, whatever). My guess is that Vick was just trying to focus on what was happening around him. I’ve ridden with cops on patrols and they told me that reading facial expressions is important.

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9" May 16, 2013 at 7:08 pm

Well,Vick also has a serious case of ,’Gay Face’,but this is not widely acknowledged in the ‘straight community’..,but my guess is,love or something like it…

Have a Great Day!! :) There won’t be many left with the Demlicans and Republicrats in charge.

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CorruptionInColumbia May 17, 2013 at 8:02 am

Vick will deny and claim, “morning wood”.

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2big2fall May 16, 2013 at 4:50 pm

Maybe he should consider another means of transportation. Drunks seem to have an affinity for helium balloons and lawn chairs…

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2big2fall May 16, 2013 at 4:52 pm

Nyuk, Nyuk

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2big2fall May 16, 2013 at 4:50 pm

Maybe he should consider another means of transportation. Drunks seem to have an affinity for helium balloons and lawn chairs…

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2big2fall May 16, 2013 at 4:52 pm

Nyuk, Nyuk

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Bill Clinton May 16, 2013 at 6:45 pm

Good for Ted Vick! He is a SC Representative and therefore not subject to the same rules as you mere citizens. That cone he ran over was a member of Muslim and looked suspicious.

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Bill Clinton May 16, 2013 at 6:45 pm

Good for Ted Vick! He is a SC Representative and therefore not subject to the same rules as you mere citizens. That cone he ran over was a member of Muslim and looked suspicious.

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jimlewisowb May 16, 2013 at 7:06 pm

Haven’t been downtown Columbia for several years. According to bing the steakhouse where the most honorable cockroach allegedly was drinking is at least two blocks from the State House

I wonder at what point did the offending pebble find its way into the cockroaches’ shoe

The reason being if there are wayward pebbles on the streets of Columbia just waiting to bring down Legislators then something needs to be done, immediately. Get on it T-Bone

Now if the bastard pebble attacked the Cockroach Legislator in the Parking Garage then that would be more believable given the fact that just a few weeks ago the Parking Garage was attacked by a camel riding band of sadistic jihadists and a pebble could have easily fallen out of a camel toe only to end up on the tip of Vick’s toe

If that is the case, then Vick is a victim of 9/11 and rather than being charged as a common drunk he should receive a Purple Heart for being injured by a camel toe

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jimlewisowb May 16, 2013 at 7:06 pm

Haven’t been downtown Columbia for several years. According to bing the steakhouse where the most honorable cockroach allegedly was drinking is at least two blocks from the State House

I wonder at what point did the offending pebble find its way into the cockroaches’ shoe

The reason being if there are wayward pebbles on the streets of Columbia just waiting to bring down Legislators then something needs to be done, immediately. Get on it T-Bone

Now if the bastard pebble attacked the Cockroach Legislator in the Parking Garage then that would be more believable given the fact that just a few weeks ago the Parking Garage was attacked by a camel riding band of sadistic jihadists and a pebble could have easily fallen out of a camel toe only to end up on the tip of Vick’s toe

If that is the case, then Vick is a victim of 9/11 and rather than being charged as a common drunk he should receive a Purple Heart for being injured by a camel toe

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..., May 16, 2013 at 9:01 pm

BPS…..squirrel police caught a rat, huh? He’ll get off because a real cop didn’t arrest him. What a Mickey Mouse outfit.

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..., May 16, 2013 at 9:01 pm

BPS…..squirrel police caught a rat, huh? He’ll get off because a real cop didn’t arrest him. What a Mickey Mouse outfit.

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Hootie Tootie May 16, 2013 at 10:42 pm

What do Vick and SC Supreme Ct chief justice Jean Toal have in common?

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Hootie Tootie May 16, 2013 at 10:42 pm

What do Vick and SC Supreme Ct chief justice Jean Toal have in common?

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Hootie Tootie May 16, 2013 at 10:43 pm

Btw … House Speaker Bobby Harrell is believed to drive while under the influence.

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Hootie Tootie May 16, 2013 at 10:43 pm

Btw … House Speaker Bobby Harrell is believed to drive while under the influence.

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joanneh May 16, 2013 at 11:23 pm

Spell check… it’s “belligerent.” SIAP. :)

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joanneh May 16, 2013 at 11:23 pm

Spell check… it’s “belligerent.” SIAP. :)

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JJ Evans May 17, 2013 at 8:01 am

He’s a piece of shit. Needs to give it up. Politicians are worthless bastards.

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JJ Evans May 17, 2013 at 8:01 am

He’s a piece of shit. Needs to give it up. Politicians are worthless bastards.

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Buzz Killington May 17, 2013 at 8:15 am

Once again, our illustrious example setters in action…..pebble in a shoe….clearly not guilty. He is exempt, just like queen jean, jimmy metts, et cetera et cetera….wake up people…..if you are above the law, there is no recourse- this has been demonstrated time and time again.

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Buzz Killington May 17, 2013 at 8:15 am

Once again, our illustrious example setters in action…..pebble in a shoe….clearly not guilty. He is exempt, just like queen jean, jimmy metts, et cetera et cetera….wake up people…..if you are above the law, there is no recourse- this has been demonstrated time and time again.

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