South Carolina State Rep. Ted Vick (D) was arrested on Wednesday for drunk driving, speeding and illegal possession of a pistol.Vick, who is running in a crowded field for the Democratic nomination in South Carolina's 7th District, refused a breathalyzer test and was taken to jail. He was released on the DUI and speeding charges on Thursday but is still awaiting bond for the weapons charge.
Why was possession of the gun considered illegal? Was it simply because he was drunk and driving? Or is there more to it, what do you think?UPDATE: Spring Valley Patch reports that a 21-year-old female student was in Vick's car at the time of the arrest: "The 21-year-old USC student told Columbia police officers she met Vick at Delaney's Pub in Five Points where they were drinking, according to the report. They left and continued drinking at Jake's Bar. Vick offered the student a ride home when they were both leaving, according to the report."
How about the young chick in the car? I realize the ""service to others, commitment and family" candidate was just giving her a ride, wink, wink, nudge, nudge.
And finally, let me mention that he's a Democrat. Normally these family-values hypocrites with guns are Republicans, but as our gun-rights friends keep pointing out, that's not always the case.
What's your opinion? South Carolina does have its problems politically, doesn't it?
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