TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT)— A legal protection lawyer, specializing in DUI instances, gave his opinion on prices made in Kansas Senate Majority Chief Gene Suellentrop arrest.
In keeping with the Kansas Freeway Patrol, Suellentrop was driving a white SUV and going the mistaken means within the eastbound lanes of I-70.
Authorities arrested Suellentrop on prices together with driving below the affect and fleeing legislation enforcement
Dustin Curry, a legal protection lawyer at Joseph, Hollander & Craft, in Topeka, instructed Kansas’ Capitol Bureau that whereas the Senator might have been discovered driving impaired, medication or alcohol aren’t at all times the trigger.
“There are different causes that somebody might try this, apart from being inebriated or medication,” Curry mentioned. “There might have been underlying medical circumstances, there might have been visitors management that may have been complicated. He might have simply made a mistake.”
Curry mentioned Suellentrop is harmless till confirmed responsible, and that extra proof would must be disclosed, earlier than any formal selections are made.
Freeway patrol officers mentioned a blood pattern was taken, and that officers are compiling proof to undergo the district lawyer’s workplace.
Curry mentioned there are two methods to cost for DUI instances within the state.
“A technique is to guage whether or not the blood alcohol content material is above 0.08. The second is to resolve whether or not the motive force was inebriated or medication to the diploma that he was unable to function a automobile,” he mentioned.
If a DUI cost is introduced on, Curry mentioned punishment can vary anyplace from 48 hours in jail for first time offenders, as much as 6 months or perhaps a 12 months. Nonetheless, he mentioned it’s not unusual for somebody and not using a prior legal historical past to enter a diversion settlement.