Topeka DUI case against Kansas lawmaker referred to county

July 01, 2019 - 8:19 pm

The DUI case against Kansas Sen. Vic Miller has been referred to Shawnee County District Court from Topeka Municipal Court, where Miller used to be chief judge.

City spokeswoman Molly Hadfield says the case was referred to the county for charging consideration due to potential conflicts. Miller was the municipal court's administrative judge from 2011 to 2015.

The court's website shows that the municipal charges for DUI and inattentive driving were dismissed on June 20.

Shawnee County District Attorney Mike Kagay says his office has received the charging affidavit from Topeka police and the case will go through the normal review process.

Topeka police arrested Miller in May after finding him inside his crashed vehicle in the ditch. Police said he wasn't injured but appeared intoxicated.

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