Special prosecutor appointed to Kansas senator’s DUI case


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.

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