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Chair of South Carolina state ethics committee arrested for DUI crash, after moving to passenger seat


A South Carolina state senator was arrested for drunk driving on Saturday- and it is all caught on camera.

Republican state senator Paul Campbell claims his wife was behind the wheel when their car rear-ended another vehicle on Saturday night, despite claims from the driver of the other car that the couple switched seats after the accident.

When state troopers arrived at the scene of the crash and asked Campbell to step out for sobriety tests, the lawmaker claimed he wasn’t doing particularly well in life.

The trooper had Campbell perform sobriety tests, all of which he failed. In short order, he was cuffed and stuffed into the back of the cruiser.

“I want you to go ahead and turn around and put your hands behind your back. I’m going to place you under arrest for driving under the influence,” the trooper said.

“I’m sorry to put you through this,” Campbell can be heard saying in the back of the police car.

“This is my job,” the trooper responded. “No need to apologize.”

According to Fox Carolina, the senator blew an eye-watering .09 and was out on bond the next day.

The dash cam footage was released earlier this afternoon.

Campbell has been a staple of the state senate for over a decade and chairs the state’s ethics committee.

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