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SC rep facing 2 DUI charges not running again

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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)
CHESTERFIELD, S.C. (AP) -

A South Carolina state representative facing a pair of drunken driving charges isn't seeking re-election to a sixth term.

State Rep. Ted Vick said in a news release Friday he wanted to spend more time with his family.

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

"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," Vick said in a statement.

"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."  

He was pulled over while speeding in May 2012, and a Columbia officer charged him with driving under the influence after noticing the car smelled of alcohol.

A year later, Vick was charged with DUI again after officers said he stumbled walking to his car in the in the garage below the Statehouse and hit a traffic cone as he tried to leave.

His attorney has said Vick was not drunk and stumbled because he 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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