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Lieutenant governor candidate's son charged with DUI

James Ard (Source: Florence County Detention Center) James Ard (Source: Florence County Detention Center)
Ken Ard (Source:ArdForSC.com) Ken Ard (Source:ArdForSC.com)

FLORENCE, SC (WIS) - The son of the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor has been charged with driving under the influence.

Twenty-year-old James Ard of Effingham was booked at the Florence County jail shortly before 6 a.m. Tuesday.  He was released just after 10 a.m. Tuesday.

He is charged with is charged with Driving Under the Influence - 1st Offense.

Candidate Ken Ard confirmed his son was booked at the jail. He told WBTW-TV he would talk about his campaign but would handle family matters privately.

Ken Ard is a Florence County councilman who faces Democrat Ashley Cooper, a lawyer, for the state's number two post in Tuesday's elections.

Copyright 2010 WIS. All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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