A magistrate in Richland County, S.C. has refused to dismiss a driving under the influence (DUI) charge against S.C. Rep. Ted Vick (D-Chesterfield).
Both incidents have become infamous – the first for Vick’s stunning hypocrisy (the married, part-time preacher had a 21-year-old woman in the car with him when he was pulled over) and the second for the bizarre defense strategy invoked by his attorney, S.C. House minority leader Todd Rutherford.
According to Rutherford, Vick wasn’t drunk at the time of his second arrest – he was stumbling around the grounds of the S.C. State House because he had a “pebble in his shoe.”
Anyway, Rutherford sought to have Vick’s second DUI dismissed because law enforcement officers did not record the reading of his Miranda Rights. Prosecutors argued they were unable to do so because Vick was resisting arrest – an argument magistrate Mel Maurer accepted in issuing his ruling.
So Vick’s trial will move forward …
Frankly, we don’t understand Vick’s strategy …
His best bet here is to stop making excuses and take his medicine like a man. The more he (and his attorney) attempt to put forward nonsensical rationalizations in an attempt to explain his actions and evade responsibility for them, the worse Vick looks.