TOPEKA (KSNT) – Shawnee County District Lawyer Michael Kagay referred to as the no-contest plea from former Senate Majority Chief Gene Suellentrop to a DUI Class B misdemeanor and reckless driving and the sentence of two days in jail “applicable” throughout a go to to KSNT Wednesday morning.
“It’s our job to strive these circumstances when applicable and it’s our job to work them out when applicable,” Kagay mentioned.
Suellentrop might have confronted a most of six months in jail and a most effective of $750 to $1,000 for the DUI cost. He might have confronted a $25.00 to $500 effective and 30 days in jail for the reckless driving cost. As an alternative, he pleaded no contest to DUI Class B misdemeanor and reckless driving. He was sentenced to 48 consecutive hours within the Shawnee County Jail, ordered to finish 8 remedy periods, $136 in court docket prices in addition to a $22 surcharge, and a $60 probation price.
The costs stem from the March 2021 arrest when he went 90 miles per hour fleeing regulation enforcement the improper approach on highways by way of Topeka, in accordance with the legal grievance.
“I can guarantee you there was no particular something with this case,” Kagay mentioned. “It was handled precisely the identical as if anybody had those self same set of circumstances.”
Kagay mentioned the previous senate majority chief was handled like anybody who walks by way of these courtroom doorways.
Kagay mentioned his workplace is engaged on the backlog of circumstances following the slowdown attributable to the worldwide pandemic. “Ninety-five % of circumstances are resolved by plea settlement,” Kagay mentioned. “We’re getting ahead motion. Pleas are occurring, circumstances are getting resolved.”