Kansas State Sen. Vic Miller, the former administrative judge for Topeka Municipal Court, accepted a diversion agreement last week in a case in which he was charged last year with misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol linked to a one-vehicle traffic accident.
Miller admitted to first-offense driving under the influence in the agreement, which calls for the DUI charge against him to be dismissed if he successfully completes provisions of the diversion program outlined in that document.
Topeka police said Miller, 68, was driving a vehicle that left Interstate 70 and crashed into a ravine about 11 p.m. May 6, 2019, in East Topeka. Officers who spoke to Miller at the scene said he smelled like alcohol and had slurred speech and glassy, bloodshot eyes. Miller refused to take a blood-alcohol test at Topeka police headquarters.
Franklin County Attorney Brandon Jones acted as special prosecutor in the DUI case against Miller, which was initiated by Shawnee County District Attorney Mike Kagay’s office..
Miller sought to have the case dismissed but Shawnee County District Judge Penny Moylan ruled in May that Topeka police had probable cause to arrest Miller in connection with DUI.
Miller, a Democrat, holds the 18th District seat in the Kansas Senate but is giving that up to run for the 58th District seat he formerly held in the Kansas House of Representatives.
Miller has no opposition for that seat in the August Democratic primary election. His opponent in the November general election will be Republican Geoffrey Gawdun.
Miller declined to comment when contact Thursday evening by The Capital-Journal. https://www.cjonline.com/news/20200716/state-sen-vic-miller-accepts-diversion-agreement-in-dui-case