COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - For the second time in just over a year, Pee Dee lawmaker and former Seventh Congressional District candidate Ted Vick was arrested on a DUI charge.
Vick was arrested by a Bureau of Protective Services officer on State House grounds late Tuesday night.
A Department of Public Safety spokesperson says the officer saw Vick staggering around on the grounds shortly after 11 p.m. The officer followed Vick on foot into the parking garage and observed him get into his vehicle and start driving.
The officer stopped him and noticed a strong odor of alcohol. Vick was arrested and transported to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.
The Richland County Bond Court says he's in the process of being released on a $997 personal recognizance bond.
As previously noted, this is Vick's second DUI charge. In May 2012, he was charged with speeding, DUI and unlawful carrying of a gun after he was stopped on Devine Street and refused a breathalyzer test.
Vick was also caught with a 21-year-old college student in his car during that arrest.
The DUI charge forced him to abandon his campaign for the Seventh Congressional District and instead focus on getting re-elected for his State House seat.
Vick's first DUI charge is still pending in Columbia municipal court. He asked for a jury trial last year.