COLUMBIA — State Sen. Paul Campbell insisted repeatedly while being arrested on drunken driving charges Saturday that he wasn’t behind the wheel when his vehicle rear-ended another on Interstate 26, and he worried aloud on the way to jail that he may lose his job, according to dashcam video released Wednesday.

“This may cost me my job. You know that, I guess,” he told the officer while sitting in the front seat, with his hands handcuffed behind his back. “But that’s OK. Whatever it takes.”

Campbell told the arresting officer that in addition to being a state senator, he’s also chief executive of the Charleston airport.

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