Say What?!: Kentucky State Senator Wants DUI Dropped Under 1891 Law

Kentucky-state-senator-wants-DUI-dropped-under-1891-lawFRANKFORT, Kentucky – Kentucky State Sen. Brandon Smith wants his driving under the influence charge dismissed under a 19th-century law that prevents lawmakers from being arrested during legislative sessions.

(Photo courtesy the Kentucky State Senate.)

Smith was arrested earlier this month on the first day of the state’s legislative session. Officers said he was speeding and his breath smelled of alcohol.

On Wednesday, Smith’s lawyer filed a request that the case be dropped under a law in Section 43 in the Kentucky constitution. The section was added in 1891.

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