COLUMBIA (WACH) -- Third party gubernatorial candidate Morgan Reeves is addressing his arrest record.
State Law Enforcement Division records show Reeves has several arrests for fraudulent checks on his record, along with an assault and battery charge that was later dismissed.
Reeves says he was defending himself from a bunch of people who jumped him.
"I had six little hippies, I call them, ran me off the road twice with my Rolls Royce. I pulled over, and what those hippies didn't understand is that I hit linebackers everyday for a living in the NFL, and I beat six of them," Reeves says. I knocked them out."
And when it comes to the check fraud arrests, Reeves says it was a mistake. As a business owner, he says he received a bad back.
We have thousands of people, hundreds of people write us checks all the time and we received some bad checks from other people," he explains.
Reeves says he'll create jobs in South Carolina by building ethanol plants and a high speed rail line from Columbia to Greenville.
Reeves faces Republican Nikki Haley and Democrat Vincent Sheheen in November. Visit our Politics Page for the latest on this and other races.