Conduct only a Kennedy could get away with
Democratic South Carolina state Rep. Ted Vick, a candidate for Congress, was pulled over for drunk driving with a young co-ed in his car.
Vick announced in a statement Friday that he has ended his congressional run.
The State newspaper reported that Vick met the University of South Carolina student at Delaney’s Pub in Five Points and continued drinking at Jake’s Bar and Grill. Vick offered her a ride home, the report said, but his car was pulled over at 1:12 a.m. for driving 44 miles per hour in a 30 miles per hour zone.
After Vick refused to take a sobriety test or a field test, he was taken to a local detention center, where officers found that the state congressman was carrying a Kel-Tec .380-caliber pistol in his front pocket. He had not told officers about the weapon, and his concealed weapons permit had expired in 2007, the police report said.
The young woman who made Vick’s acquaintance was not charged in the incident, The State reported. A graduate of The Citadel, Vick is married, has two young girls and was a lieutenant colonel in the S.C. Army National Guard.