Special prosecutor appointed to Kansas senator’s DUI case

News

November 26, 2019 - 10:20 AM

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A special prosecutor will decide whether to pursue a DUI charge against a Kansas legislator who was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after his vehicle was found in a Topeka ditch.

Shawnee County District Attorney Mike Kagay said he assigned Franklin County Attorney Brandon Jones to state Sen. Vic Miller’s case. A special prosecutor investigates, and potentially prosecutes, cases in which a conflict of interest exists for the usual prosecuting authority.

Kagay asked Jones to take the case because prosecutors in Kagay’s office had appeared before Miller when he was administrative judge for the Topeka Municipal Court, a position he held from 2011 to 2015, according to the Topeka Capital-Journal.

Related
July 17, 2020
July 15, 2020
December 10, 2019
October 25, 2019