Nov 27, 2019 2:00 AM

The Latest: DUI charge filed against Kansas senator

Posted Nov 27, 2019 2:00 AM

Miller photo Shawnee County

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas legislator has been charged with driving under the influence after his vehicle was found last May in a Topeka ditch.

The special prosecutor handling the case announced Tuesday the misdemeanor DUI charge against state Sen. Vic Miller of Topeka.

Brandon Jones, attorney for Franklin and Anderson counties, says he asked for a summons to be issued.

If convicted, Miller faces up six months imprisonment, a fine of up to $1,000 and up to 100 hours of public service.

Police found the 68-year-old Democratic senator uninjured after receiving a report of a vehicle crashed in the ditch.

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

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U.S. Attorney: Window tint job backfired on Kan. drug dealer

Stultz / photo Shawnee County

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A Kansas man whose auto windows were so darkly tinted that it gave police a reason to stop him was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in federal prison on a drug trafficking charge, according to U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister.

Ty Stultz, 44, Shawnee, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Police in Kansas City, Kan., responded to a complaint that a man in a silver Cadillac was selling drugs at an apartment complex. They spotted Stultz driving out of the complex.

They found probable cause to stop him when they noticed that the one-way glass in his windows appeared to violate state law, which prohibits window tinting that blocks more than 35 percent of sunlight. In the car, officers found methamphetamine and a .40 caliber handgun. A records check determined Stultz had prior drug convictions.