Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Director of Governor's Council of Economic Advisors Arrested, Accused of Driving While Intoxicated

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Director of Governor's Council of Economic Advisors Arrested, Accused of Driving While Intoxicated

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The executive director of Gov. Sam Brownback's Council of Economic Advisors was arrested early Saturday morning in connection with driving while intoxicated.

Stanley Ahlerich, 64, was booked into the Shawnee County Jail at 3:14 a.m., jail records show.

Brownback spokeswoman Eileen Hawley declined to comment. A phone number for Ahlerich wasn't answered Saturday night.

The booking report doesn't provide much detail on the circumstances surrounding Ahlerich's arrest, but does disclose he was released at 4:20 a.m. The Kansas Highway Patrol is listed as an agency associated with the arrest.

Ahlerich, of Winfield, has led the Governor's Council of Economic Advisors since Brownback formed the group in 2011. The council's mission is to provide the governor with economic insights assessing local, national and global business conditions and trends. …

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