Kansas sheriff intimidated witness in DUI arrest, KBI says

 


INDEPENDENCE, Kan. (AP) — A southeast Kansas sheriff has been charged with two misdemeanors in a driving under the influence arrest.

Montgomery County Sheriff Robert Dierks was charged Friday with interference with a law enforcement officer and witness intimidation. His first appearance is Wednesday.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation said in a news release that the summons says the alleged crimes occurred on Jan. 27, 2018, in Montgomery County. The release didn't say what role Dierks played in the DUI arrest.

The Montgomery County Chronicle wrote that Dierks urged his deputies and staff in an...



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