Trial date set for state Sen. Paul Campbell’s DUI case


Paul Campbell’s DUI case has a trial date, according to Charleston County court documents.

The jury won’t be able to consider the breath test when the trial begins March 1. A judge ruled it inadmissible in court in late January.

Elbert O. Duffie III ruled on the grounds the arresting officer did not provide “affirmative assistance” to Campbell when he asked for a blood test to be taken. Duffie wrote the failure to make arrangements for Campbell to undergo a blood test was a violation of state law.

Campbell blew a .09 on the Datamaster on Nov. 4, 2017, the night he was arrested and charged. He also settled the civil side of his case with the victim of the car accident, who sued him for emotional and punitive damages.

Andy Savage, Campbell’s lawyer, previously tried to have the case dismissed on the grounds that Campbell wasn’t provided a blood test.

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