SC state Rep. Ted Vick arrested again for DUI
Wed, 15 May 2013 15:44:03 GMT —
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WACH / AP) -- For the second time in a year, a Pee Dee area state lawmaker finds himself behind bars.
Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Sherri Iacobelli says Chesterfield Democrat Ted Vick was arrested at around 11 p.m. Tuesday by the Bureau of Protective Services.
Iacobelli says 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.
Iacobelli says Vick smelled like alcohol and refused field sobriety tests.
According to the incident report, Vick told authorities he had two glasses of wine at a restaurant on Main Street before walking back to his car.
The report states that Vick refused to take a datamaster breath test after being asked if he would normally drive in "his current state." He replied, "No, I have drivers."
Vick was jailed Wednesday. Records listed no attorney, and it wasn't known when he'd appear in court.
Vick withdrew from a congressional race last year after a DUI arrest but was re-elected to the Statehouse.
(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)