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PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A candidate for Pender County Sheriff faces some legal troubles of his own.

Highway Patrol arrested Scott Lawson, 49, over the weekend for DWI and reckless driving.

Tpr. H.A. Cannady says just after midnight Saturday Lawson drove through an intersection and into a yard and hit two parked cars. Cannady said he had Lawson’s blood drawn for testing.

Lawson, who is running as a Democrat, according to the Pender County Board of Elections, used to work for the Pender County Sheriff’s Office as a detective.

Lawson is due in court May 29.

A phone number listed on Lawson’s candidate filing has been disconnected.

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