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State Rep. facing two DUI charges not seeking 6th term

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Ted Vick during a May, 2013 DUI arrest in the State House parking garage. (Source: Department of Public Safety) Ted Vick during a May, 2013 DUI arrest in the State House parking garage. (Source: Department of Public Safety)
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

State Rep. Ted Vick announced on Friday that he will not seek a 6th term in the South Carolina General Assembly.  

Vick has served as a State Representative of Chesterfield and Lancaster for the past ten years.

Vick released the following statement regarding his decision:

"It's time to spend more time and effort on my family. My twins will be 11 this year and they need me to be more focused on their needs and our time together. My family and I have been talking for months about a new phase in our lives and we are looking forward to it."

"It has been a pleasure to serve the people of SC House District 53 and I am honored they allowed me to represent them in Columbia."  

Vick has been arrested twice for DUI since May, 2012. The second arrest occurred in the State House underground parking garage. A Bureau of Protective Services officer saw him stumbling as he walked into the garage. Vick got into his car and hit a cone before the officer could ask him to stop. Vick's attorney says he was not impaired and had a rock in his shoe.

Both cases are still pending.

Vick has chaired the SC House Rural Caucus, SC House Sportsman Caucus, SC House AG subcommittee, SC Wildlife committee, SC House Interstate Cooperation committee, and served as chief Minority Whip for eight years.

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