Paul Campbell, a state senator who is chief executive over Charleston’s airports, was arrested on charges of drunken driving and lying to police Saturday night after claims that his wife was behind the wheel in an accident on Interstate 26, authorities said. … Read more

… Campbell was held in the Charleston County Detention Center overnight, according to online records. Vicki Campbell was released at the accident scene after her charge.

On Sunday morning, in a departure from typical court procedure, Campbell did not appear on a video feed at his bond hearing, just his voice. Defendants typically appear on a monitor in the courtroom before a magistrate. The monitor was operational, court staff said, and showed video of other defendants — but not Campbell. No explanation was given why then senator did not appear on video.

Prominent Charleston attorney Andy Savage, who represented North Charleston police officer Michael Slager in the shooting of an unarmed black man and a close friend of Campbell’s, appeared in court on the senator’s behalf.