Kansas 21-year-old legislator accused of DUI weeks after being arrested for domestic violence

At the time of his arrest on DUI, Aaron Coleman was out on a bond with a misdemeanor battery case related to the Oct incident. 30 involving his family.

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Kansas State Attorney Aaron Coleman, 21, was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving over the weekend, four weeks after he was arrested and charged with using a home battery, prompting lawmakers to renew calls for his resignation.

Kansas State Highway Patrol arrested Coleman, a Democrat representing Kansas City, at Interstate 70 at 1am on Saturday. He was released later in the day on a $ 250 bond, a record exhibition at the Douglas County jail.

At the time of his arrest, he was out on a bond over a misdemeanor domestic battery case related to an incident involving his family in Oct. 30. He pleaded not guilty to the Johnson Regional Court and filed a bond dated 2 Nov. court records.

In the incident, he allegedly spat, beat and pushed his brother and then threatened to attack his grandfather, according to a court affidavit, reported NBC-affiliated company KSNT in Topeka. He will appear in court again on December 22 for domestic violence.

Coleman took over from representing Kansas's District 37th House House in January.

He faced criticism during the election for his comments on social media and for the abusive behavior of middle school girls. During the run, he said allegations of engaging in cyberbullying, insulting and retaliating with sexually explicit images were true, and apologized for pointing out more girls in middle school. He said his past behavior was that of a 14-year-old "sick and distressed man".

In January, 13 Democrats filed a complaint in an effort to oust Coleman over his criminal record. The House committee, which has ruled that the allegations are true and that his conduct is "unsuitable" for a lawyer, has issued a written warning.

Coleman was barred last month from entering the Department of Labor after accusing a police officer, the Kansas City Star reported.

His recent arrest has led to him being ridiculed and asked to resign from other legislatures.

Gov. Laura Kelly, a colleague of the Democratic Alliance, has called on Coleman to step down.

"Mr. Coleman's recent arrest is further proof that he is unfit to serve in the Kansas House of Representatives and that his continued presence in the Legislature is an insult to his constituents," Kelly said in a statement to KSNT. "He must resign immediately and seek the medical treatment he needs. If he does not resign, the legislature must use its own system to remove him from office."

House Democratic leader Tom Sawyer also urged Coleman to resign and seek help. "Legislative pressure is not a health issue for a person with this attitude," Sawyer said in a statement to KSNT.

Coleman and his lawyer did not immediately respond to a request for comment.