State Rep. Tracy Edge (R-North Myrtle Beach) was arrested early Thursday morning for driving with a suspended license, according to Horry County jail records.
According to records from the J. Reuben Long Detention Center, Edge was booked at 4:37 a.m. and released on bail within an hour. He was charged with driving under suspension, according to the jail’s website.
Edge has represented the North Myrtle Beach area in the South Carolina House since 1997. He also works as a Vice President with Burroughs & Chapin and as a Managing Partner of Edge Holdings LLC, which owns hotels in the Grand Strand.
According to a North Myrtle Beach Police report, an officer stopped Edge after seeing his SUV leave a northbound lane of Ocean Boulevard and veer into the southbound lane, “almost colliding with my patrol vehicle.” After pulling Edge over, the officer said he discovered that the lawmaker’s license was suspended for failure to pay a traffic ticket. Edge told the officer that he had sent in the money through the mail on Monday, but did not have proof in his possession that he done so.
Edge is running for a ninth term in the House. He will face Democrat Charles Randall in November.