Kansas Senate Majority Leader Gene Suellentrop, a republican, was arrested Tuesday morning after fleeing police officers who attempted to stop him on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, local station KWCH, reports.
Suellentrop, who has held his Senate seat since 2017 after serving in the House — was booked into the Shawnee County Jail on a $1,000 bond, KWCH reported.
Citing jail records, The Kansas City Star reported that “The Wichita Republican was booked at 3:55 a.m.” adding the lawmaker is “accused of driving under the influence, attempting to flee or evade a law enforcement officer, speeding and improperly crossing a divided highway.”
Senate President Ty Masterson, who is a spokesman for Suellentrop confirmed the arrest to The Kansas City Star.
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