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Lt. Gov. candidate's son, campaign consultant face legal battles

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FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) - The son of the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor has been charged with driving under the influence, while a consultant on his campaign faces six warrants.

James Ard, 20, of Effingham was booked at the Florence County jail shortly before 6 a.m. Tuesday. According to the Florence County Sheriff's Office, Ard was released just after 10 a.m.

In addition, WIS-TV, the NBC affiliate in Columbia, SC, reported the state law enforcement division has obtained six warrants for Robert Cahaly, a consultant on the Ken Ard campaign.

Cahaly is being charged for making robocalls. WIS-TV reports Cahaly has made arrangements to surrender to SLED agents Wednesday.

The Associated Press says candidate Ken Ard did confirm his son was booked at the jail.

Ken Ard is a Florence County councilman who faces Democrat Ashley Cooper, a lawyer, for the state's number two post in Tuesday's elections.

Copyright 2010 WMBF News and WIS. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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