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Ted Vick Cleared On Second DUI

By FITSNEWS  ||  S.C. Rep. Ted Vick has been cleared on one of his two driving under the influence charges. The second one, to be precise … How’d he pull that off?  An error on the part of arresting officers regarding the administration of Vick’s Miranda rights. “They failed to…

By FITSNEWS  ||  S.C. Rep. Ted Vick has been cleared on one of his two driving under the influence charges.

The second one, to be precise …

How’d he pull that off?  An error on the part of arresting officers regarding the administration of Vick’s Miranda rights.

“They failed to read his Miranda (rights) on video as required by law,” Vick’s attorney S.C. Rep. Todd Rutherford told FITS.

According to Rutherford, prosecutors attempted to introduce affidavits from arresting officers indicating they had read Vick his Miranda rights – but the presiding judge (correctly) rebuffed those affidavits as insufficient.

Rutherford maintained throughout the case that his client wasn’t drunk, but rather had a “pebble in his shoe” that caused him to stumble.

Vick – once a Democratic favorite for the U.S. Congress –  is not seeking reelection to the S.C. State House, incidentally.

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17 comments

Freddy the Lobster October 29, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Was this the pebble in my shoe DUI or the coed & gun DUI?

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Rock Lobster? October 29, 2014 at 8:55 pm

Why are you interested?

Are you a rock lobster?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4QSYx4wVQg

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Freddy the Lobster October 30, 2014 at 3:33 am

Ha!

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Guest October 30, 2014 at 9:43 am

the coed was T-Rav’s girl, Kathryn Dennis, I believe.

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CorruptionInColumbia October 29, 2014 at 7:10 pm

Imagine that! Let us all give thanks to that wonderful organization, MADD, who was hell bent and determined that we MUST have a .08% BAC law in SC. The existing .10% BAC law was plenty fine and sufficient to protect us from true DUI’s, but no, MADD had to have .08% BAC and in doing so, opened the door to a lot of additional loopholes such as this one that got Mr Vick off. Thanks MADD.

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Barry1234 October 30, 2014 at 7:13 pm

Actually I think you can thank brad Hutto for that one.

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CorruptionInColumbia October 29, 2014 at 7:11 pm

So, what about Ted’s first DUI and unlawful possession of weapon charges? What is their status? Will Hit and Run Jean intervene?

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erneba October 29, 2014 at 7:22 pm

He will probably also beat the other DUI charge. He is/almost was my representative up here. Glad he is gone.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein October 29, 2014 at 7:40 pm

Rock on!!!

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John October 29, 2014 at 10:08 pm

So… what does this story have to do with T-Rav’s drinking habits, Haley being a whore, or Tim Pearson’s traffic citations? Nothing? Why are you wasting our time?

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EREY October 30, 2014 at 4:06 am

Must be something in the water in Lexington County that makes their politicians break the law. Now we have Mungo puppet and Johnny Jeffcoat butt-boy Phil Yarborough, the only candidate on ballot for Lexington County Council, arrested for intoxication and disorderly conduct in Five Points. He’ll fit in fine with the Lexington pol crowd who are legally and ethically challenged. Fortunately for Yarborough all those campaign contributions by the homebuilders to Lott, Benjamin, will help spring him free and all will be swept under the rug and forgotten.

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G.O.B. October 30, 2014 at 8:01 am

What did you expect the judge to do about the affidavits. He’s got one lawyer-legislator representing the defendant, another legislator. His days on the bench would have been numbered. Only in SC people!

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Guero October 30, 2014 at 9:42 am

How about he followed explicit law?

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Smirks October 30, 2014 at 8:24 am

The just-us system never fails.

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scotty October 30, 2014 at 11:19 am

Obviously the garage guard has very few DUI cases driving around in the middle of the night. His attorney may have a problem with the remaining case. He relocated to Pawley’s maybe he will start over with different pals since he is out of the State House.

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Dixiana October 30, 2014 at 12:24 pm

According to the US Supreme Court rulings the 4th amendment does nor apply to a traffic stop or administering a sobriety test of any kind, you do not have to mirandize the subject.

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Barry1234 October 30, 2014 at 7:14 pm

SC law- thanks to folks like brad Hutto – it’s almost impossible to get a DUI conviction in SC

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