Senator Paul Campbell (R-SC) is not having a good week. Campbell was pulled over by state police and arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. To make matters worse, he tried to lie to the officer, resulting in his arrest, according to The Post and Courier.
The Highway patrol released dash camera footage showing the Senator being cuffed and walked to the back of the cruiser. In the video, Campbell can be heard kicking up a fuss, complaining about how much trouble he’s going to get into.
This is not fun. This kinda sucks,” Sen. Campbell whined. “I’m going to change the law on this. … I’m not DUI. I wasn’t driving the car anyway.” The senator was pulled over after he rammed his car into the back of another and tried to claim his wife was driving.
He told the officer, “This may cost me my job. You know that, I guess.” He asked for special treatment, complaining the cuffs “hurt” and hinted that he had a salary of $250,000 as the a chief executive of the Charleston airport.
The woman who was in the car Campbell his swore that the Senator was driving and had “swapped seats” prior to police arriving. His blood alcohol level was 0.9, over the North Carolina limit.
On the way to jail, Campbell was still too drunk – or rich – to accept the severity of his actions. “So I get to spend the night in jail? I’m OK with that,” he told the officer as they drove off.