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  [SC] Lt. Governor pleads guilty in traffic arrest
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Last EditedRP  Oct 15, 2003 07:29pm
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Descriptiont. Gov. Andre Bauer has agreed to a plea bargain to resolve a reckless driving charge from May that ended with a police officer feeling threatened enough at a traffic stop to pull his weapon.

Bauer was pulled over on May 6 in Columbia as he rushed to the Statehouse to preside over the Senate's daily session. A police report says when Bauer got out of the car, officer Jon Vanhouten thought Bauer was approaching him in an aggressive manner. The officer drew his gun, pointing it at the lieutenant governor.

The plea deal, finalized this week, calls for Bauer to pay $311.25 for driving too fast for conditions and for disregarding a traffic control device.
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