Kansas legislative leader’s wife convicted of DUI

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TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) – The wife of Kansas Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley has been convicted of a misdemeanor count of driving under the influence of alcohol for a second time.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that 60-year-old Deborah Hensley will be sentenced Aug. 29 in Topeka Municipal Court.

The court’s administrative judge said Deborah Hensley was found guilty Tuesday of the DUI charge and of refusing a preliminary breath test and driving without headlights. The charges stemmed from a November vehicle stop in downtown Topeka.

Anthony Hensley, a Topeka Democrat, said in December that it was his wife’s second DUI charge in the past decade.

Also in December, the wife of Senate Majority Leader Terry Bruce, of Nickerson, was arrested in Hutchinson on suspicion of DUI. She was granted a diversion and fined.

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