South Carolina: boozing lawmaker Rep. Ted Vick racks up 2nd DUI in a year; his mouthpiece says he wasn’t drunk, just had a rock in his shoe…

Ted Vick - Richland County Jail
Its hard to walk a straight line with a rock in your shoe!  Democrat Ted Vick had a funny story to tell about why he couldn’t walk straight!

From Myrtle Beach Online
COLUMBIA, S.C. — A South Carolina state representative has been arrested on the Statehouse grounds and charged with driving under the influence, his second such charge in less than a year, but his lawyer said his client was not impaired.

State Rep. Ted Vick, D-Chesterfield, was arrested at around 11 p.m. Tuesday by the Bureau of Protective Services, according to Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Sherri Iacobelli (YAK’-a-bel-ee).

An officer saw Vick stumbling as he walked into a parking garage on the Statehouse grounds in Columbia. Vick got into his car and hit a cone before the officer could catch up and ask him to stop.

Vick smelled like alcohol and refused field sobriety tests, according to an incident report. The officer called for backup, and Vick was eventually placed into handcuffs and taken to the Richland County jail, authorities said.

But Vick’s lawyer, fellow Rep. Todd Rutherford, said Vick was not impaired. Vick was walking funny because he had a rock in his shoe, said Rutherford, D-Columbia. ….MORE


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