Thursday, May 24, 2012
Rep. Ted Vick, D-Chesterfield, had been drinking with a female USC student and was giving her a ride home, according to a police report.
A state representative who was arrested in Columbia early Thursday morning had a female USC student in his car and a pistol in his pocket when an officer took him into custody, according to a police report. Rep. Ted Vick, D-Chesterfield, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, unlawful carrying of a pistol and speeding. Vick is also one of the Democratic candidates running for South Carolina's new 7th Congressional seat. “I very much regret any embarrassment I’ve caused for my family, friends and supporters," Vick said in a statement. "My family comes first to me and I’m going to spend time with them and consult with my pastor. Politics will have to wait.” The 21-year-old USC student told Columbia police officers she met…
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
South Carolina Rep. Thad Viers resigns amid harassment charges.
South Carolina Rep. Thad Viers, R-Horry, has announced his resignation from the House of Representatives during a legislative session Wednesday morning. Viers, who faces charges of first-degree harassment after an incident involving his 28-year-old girlfriend, said he was resigning because he will be indicted Thursday in regards to the incident, according to a report from The State. In January, Viers withdrew from the state's new 7th Congressional District after being charged by the Myrtle Beach Police Department. According to a police report, Viers continued to call, text and email his ex-girlfriend after she broke off the relationship in June or July in 2011. Viers has served in the House of Representatives for five terms.
Friday, January 6, 2012
S.C. Rep. Thad Viers, 33, Myrtle Beach turned himself in Friday afternoon to Myrtle Beach Police on charges of first-degree harassment.
Charged with harassing his ex-girlfriend, S.C. Rep. Thad Viers, 33, of Myrtle Beach has announced he is withdrawing from the upcoming 7th District Congressional race and would not seek reelection, following his arrest on Friday. "As of today, I am withdrawing from the race for South Carolina’s new 7th Congressional District due to personal reasons, and I will not be a candidate for any office in 2012," Viers said in a statement emailed to the media. "While I had hoped to join South Carolina’s conservative congressional delegation in fighting back against Washington’s out-of-control spending spree, now is not the time. Instead, I will focus on building my law practice and advocating free market principles here in Horry County." According …