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Judge to consider dismissing DUI charge against State Sen. Paul Campbell

Paul Campbell appears in court with his attorney Wednesday (Source: Harve Jacobs/Live 5) Paul Campbell appears in court with his attorney Wednesday (Source: Harve Jacobs/Live 5)
Paul Campbell appears in court on Wednesday (Source: Harve Jacobs/Live 5) Paul Campbell appears in court on Wednesday (Source: Harve Jacobs/Live 5)
The trooper who arrested Campbell takes the stand. (Source: Harve Jacobs/Live 5) The trooper who arrested Campbell takes the stand. (Source: Harve Jacobs/Live 5)
The dashcam video from Paul Campbell's DUI arrest shown in court Wednesday (Source: Harve Jacobs/Live 5) The dashcam video from Paul Campbell's DUI arrest shown in court Wednesday (Source: Harve Jacobs/Live 5)
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

A judge said Wednesday he will consider a defense motion to dismiss a DUI charge against state Sen. Paul Campbell.

Campbell's lawyer, Andy Savage, asked the court for the case to be dismissed.

Savage called the trooper who arrested Campbell to the stand and then asked for the breathalyzer test to be suppressed. The field sobriety test from the trooper's dashcam was also shown in court.

The Charleston County Aviation Authority CEO was charged with driving under the influence on the night of Nov. 4, 2017. He plans to fight the charge citing issues with both the field sobriety test and another requested blood-alcohol test that went ungranted.

Campbell registered a .09 BAC on the Data Master according to the incident report. The victim, 21-year-old Michaela Caddin, sued Campbell and claims she saw Campbell switch places with his wife in the car before police arrived. Dashcam video shows Campbell telling the trooper he wasn't the driver.

Cambell didn't speak about the DUI charge at an Aviation Authority meeting in November. A Colleton County magistrate was recently reassigned to the case.

The judge said he will take the decision under advisement and will issue a written order at some point. 

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