A state representative who was arrested in Columbia early Thursday morning had a female USC student in his car and a pistol in his pocket when an officer took him into custody, according to a police report.
Rep. Ted Vick, D-Chesterfield, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, unlawful carrying of a pistol and speeding. Vick is also one of the Democratic candidates running for South Carolina’s new 7th Congressional seat.
“I very much regret any embarrassment I’ve caused for my family, friends and supporters,” Vick said in a statement. “My family comes first to me and I’m going