Lawmaker arrested


May 8, 2019 - 10:58 AM

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas legislator has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after his vehicle was found in a ditch in east Topeka.

Police said officers found Democratic state Sen. Vic Miller of Topeka uninjured inside his vehicle late Monday night after receiving a report of a vehicle crashed in the ditch.

Officers took Miller to the Shawnee County jail, where he was booked early Tuesday on suspicion of driving under the influence and inattentive driving. 

The county Department of Corrections said Miller was released after posting a $1,000 bond.

Miller declined comment Tuesday afternoon.

Miller held several local offices and served in the Kansas House before Democrats picked him in November to fill the Senate seat that Gov. Laura Kelly held before her election last year.