Senate majority leader arrested Tuesday morning


(Developing: Will be updated)

Senate Majority Leader Gene Suellentrop was arrested early Tuesday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence, jail records show.

Suellentrop was booked into the Shawnee County jail at 3:55 a.m. on several charges, including fleeing a law enforcement officer, speeding and improper crossover on a divided highway, records show.

The Capitol Police made the arrest on Interstate 70 near downtown Topeka. His vehicle was headed eastbound in the westbound lanes.

A spokesman for Senate President Ty Masterson confirmed the arrest Tuesday morning but declined further comment until more details are known.