This could definitely be a setback for Ted Vick

State Rep. Ted Vick seems to have suffered a significant setback in his bid to represent the new 7th Congressional District:

Columbia, SC (WLTX) — State Representative Ted Vick of Chesterfield County was being held Thursday after he was arrested during a traffic stop.

Early Thursday morning Columbia Police stopped the Democratic candidate for U.S. House District 7 for speeding, resulting in an arrest for D.U.I. and possession of a firearm with an expired permit.

CPD Spokesperson Jennifer Timmons tells News 19 that after officers stopped Vick for speeding, and upon approaching the vehicle and speaking with Vick, smelled alcohol.

They asked him to take a breathalyzer test, but he refused. He was put into custody under suspicion of D.U.I., and he then told officers he had a gun in his car.

The officers found the gun, but Vick informed them his concealed-carry permit had expired…

Of course, how this affects his campaign is one of his lesser problems at the moment.

18 thoughts on “This could definitely be a setback for Ted Vick

  1. Silence

    Oops. Another fine candidate cut down in his prime. Alvin Greene, you have company!

  2. Greg

    Do you think Speed Racer (Bauer) meant to have his SCHP buddies stop Prosser instead?

  3. Mark Stewart

    Sometimes it’s not the preacher’s kid but the pastor himself who declines the officer’s request to take a breathalyzer test.

  4. Steven Davis II

    WIS is reporting that he admitting to being in one or two bars that evening. How do you not know if you went to one bar or if you went to two bars?

    Define “is”.

  5. Brad

    You know, if I didn’t know he was dead, I’d assume that Hunter S. Thompson was Vick’s campaign manager…

    “We were just leaving Five Points when the drinks started to kick in…”

  6. Steven Davis II

    “with a 21 one year old USC girl riding with him at 1 am.”

    She must not have had a solid family structure. Hopefully she didn’t turn out to be a stripper.

  7. Steven Davis II

    I met Hunter S. Thompson… and attempted to speak to him once, which was more than enough. At the Woody Creek Tavern near Aspen, CO where he’d sit and read his mail. I’m surprised that you don’t look up the word “curmudgeon” in the dictionary and see his face. I think sometimes I can be a grouchy old SOB, but then I remember back and realize that in fact I’m a rather pleasant fellow.

  8. Doug Ross


    “She must not have had a solid family structure. Hopefully she didn’t turn out to be a stripper.”

    I’m sure her family is very proud of her this morning.

  9. Doug Ross


    Does that fall into the category of kids being kids? Or was she just unlucky to be in a bar after midnight, then in the car of a married man after 1 am.

  10. `Kathryn Braun

    There’s a new Vick campaign sign in front of a house on Blossom St. in Shandon a block from Five Points. Maybe he needs to do an Andre Bauer and district-shop!

  11. Silence

    District shopping really chaps my behind. Either you live somewhere, or you don’t. It’s part of the new “political” class and the way they operate.

  12. `Kathryn Braun

    The Brits do it all the time.

    Local guy Andre Bauer can’t be a carpetbagger–a scalawag, maybe, or if rumors are true, some other kind of bagger….

    Why people still vote for him beats the life out of me.

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