Charleston Co. Aviation Authority meeting for first time since state Sen. Paul Campbell’s arrest


The Charleston County Aviation Authority meets Thursday for the first time since CCAA executive director and state Sen. Paul Campbell was arrested for DUI earlier this month.

CCAA deputy director and COO Jim Peacher confirmed that Campbell is planning to attend the meeting, As of Thursday morning, Campbell was still listed as the director of the CCAA on the airport website.

He was arrested the night of Nov. 4 for DUI after crashing into another vehicle. The jail records state Campbell lied to police when he allegedly changed spots with his wife in the car, which the crash victim also believes is true. She has also since sued Campbell for motor vehicle negligence.

The South Carolina division of the National Action Network has also called for Campbell to step down from his position with the CCAA.

The authority has an 11-member board. It also owns and operates the Charleston International Airport along with two other airports in the region according to the airport website.

Officials also plan on discussing previously announced plans to build a new parking deck as well as a debrief from a January shooting at the Fort Laurderdale-Hollywood airport.

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