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SC Rep charged with DUI drops out of US House race

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State Rep. Ted Vick (Richland Co. Detention Center) State Rep. Ted Vick (Richland Co. Detention Center)
COLUMBIA, SC (AP) -

A state representative charged with drunken driving and weapons charges has ended his campaign for the state's newly created 7th Congressional District.

Rep. Ted Vick of Chesterfield said in a statement Friday he made the decision after consulting with family, his pastor and friends. The Democrat says he is still running for a fifth term in the state House.

Vick was charged early Thursday in Columbia with speeding, DUI and illegally carrying a pistol.

He says he's confident the legal system will clear things up, but says he made serious mistakes for which he alone is responsible.

Vick was in a five-way race for the Democratic nomination for the new district that spans the Pee Dee and Grand Strand. He faces one opponent in the primary for his current seat.

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