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South Carolina politician admits being pulled over for DUI

Drunk driving charges, even when they are unfounded, can soil a person's reputation. This is especially true for high-profile members of society and celebrities. Unfortunately, when most members of society hear that someone has been charged with drunk driving, they automatically think that person is guilty, when in reality, they might not be.

A state representative from South Carolina is finding out how drunk driving charges can take its toll on a person's reputation. He recently came clean to the public and admitted that, last year, he was pulled over and arrested for driving under the influence.

He has asked for a jury trial in the case and has not yet indicated how he will plead.

The prominent politician, age 28, was stopped by police in Chester County along Interstate 77. He was en route to Charlotte to visit with family following a South Carolina Gamecocks football game.

The politician refused to submit to an alcohol breath test but did cooperate with a field sobriety test. He was arrested and held for a matter of hours. He eventually paid his $997 bond and was released.

Because he refused to take an alcohol breath test, the man had his license suspended for six months following the incident. However, at a hearing this January, that suspension was thrown out.

Unfortunately for the man, this is not his first legal traffic issue. On more than one occasion in the past, the man had his license suspended for not paying traffic tickets.

The man admitted he should not have put himself in that situation and said that everyone makes mistakes. He pointed out that no one is perfect - including himself.

Instead of bargaining with prosecutors, the man has opted for a jury trial. If he can prove his innocence, or show that police violated his rights, he could escape punishment all together.

Source: The State, "SC Rep. Bakari Sellers facing DUI charges," Andrew Shain, Feb. 7, 2013

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