Vick drops out of 7th Congressional race amid DUI, weapons charges May 25, 2012 

South Carolina state Rep. Ted Vick officially dropped out of the running Friday for the newly-created 7th Congressional District seat following his arrest for weapons and drunk driving charges.

In a statement issued Friday, Vick said, “After spending time with my family, my pastor and my friends, I have decided to end my campaign for the United States Congress.”

Vick went on to say he was confident the legal system would clear up much of what happened, but it would not change the fact that, “I made some serious mistakes that I alone am responsible for.”

Richland County jail records show that Vick, D-Chesterfield, was being held Thursday on charges of speeding, DUI and illegally carrying a pistol.

Contact BRAD DICKERSON at 626-0301.

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