South Carolina state senator arrested overnight for DUI

South Carolina state senator arrested overnight for DUI

CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - South Carolina state senator Paul Campbell was arrested for Driving Under the Influence on Saturday night.

According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, they were called at about 9:15 p.m. to investigate a two-vehicle collision on I-26 westbound, near mile marker 204, in Berkeley County.

Troopers said the crash occurred after one vehicle was struck in the rear by another vehicle in congested traffic. During the investigation there was a discrepancy in who was driving the at-fault vehicle at the time of the collision. It was determined after talking with both parties of the crash that the driver was Paul Campbell.

Campbell was administered a field sobriety test and, as a result of those tests, was arrested for driving under the influence. Campbell was taken to the Charleston County Detention Center and registered a .09 on the Data Master. He was charged with driving under the influence and providing false information to police.

The passenger in Campbell's car was his wife and she was charged with providing false information to police. She was released at the scene

Campbell was booked into the Al Cannon Detention Center at 11:46 p.m. Saturday.

Campbell represents portions of Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties. He's also the CEO of the Charleston International Airport.

Upon appearing in bond court Sunday morning, Campbell was issued a $992 bond for the DUI charge and a $465 bond for giving false information to police.

This is a developing story - check back for updates.

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