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Public Service Commissioner arrested for DWI in Cole Co.

A Missouri Public Service Commissioner was arrested Thursday on suspicion of drunk driving in Cole County.

ABC 17 News obtained an arrest report on 60-year-old Bill Kenney through a Sunshine Law open records request out of Cole County.

Kenney, of Kansas City, was arrested shortly after midnight early Thursday on Missouri Boulevard in Jefferson City.

He is no longer in custody and posted a preset bond.

ABC 17 News contacted Kenney at his home phone number and left a message at his office. Those calls had not yet been returned early Friday night.

Kenney was appointed to the Missouri Public Service Commission and confirmed to a six-year term in January 2013.

Kenney spent 11 years as a quarterback in the National Football League; 10 of those with the Kansas City Chiefs.

He also spent 8 years in the Missouri Senate, and was the Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor in 1996.

From January 2011 through January 2013, Kenney served as Chief of Staff for Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder.

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