Felony Charge For Kansas GOP Leader After DUI Arrest

ABC News reports:

One of the Kansas Legislature’s most powerful lawmakers was charged Friday with driving under the influence and a felony offense for trying to elude law enforcement while speeding the wrong way on highways in Topeka. Senate Majority Leader Gene Suellentrop faces five criminal charges, including the felony count, the misdemeanor DUI count and a misdemeanor count of reckless driving.

The Wichita Republican turned himself in at the local jail Friday evening, and his bond has been set at $5,000. The charge of attempting to flee law enforcement is a felony that can be punished by between five and seven months in prison for a first-time offender, though the presumed sentence is a year’s probation. The DUI charge is punished by at least 48 hours in jail or 100 hours of public service.

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