BMV commissioner arrested for public indecency

Andrew J. Miller, BMV commissioner

Indianapolis - The commissioner of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles was arrested Wednesday afternoon on a public indecency charge.

According to an arrest report from Indianapolis Metro Police, the arrest took place at 110 West Washington Street at around 1:30 pm.

Andrew J. Miller, 40, of Carmel, is accused of soliciting an undercover officer for sex.

Following complaints of lewd behavior, two plain clothes police officers were conducting an investigation at the men's public restroom at Claypool Court, a place with a notorious reputation for illegal sexual activity.

IMPD Sgt. Paul Thompson said that when IMPD does receive this type of complaint, they issue plain clothes officers to the specific areas. "In today's incident, we did have probable cause and the man involved was taken to jail," he said. 

The police report describes Miller exposing himself and twice asking the officer if he wanted to "touch it."

The report also states that Miller asked the officer if he was married. The officer said yes, and Miller, according to the report, also said he was married and that it would "be OK."

The arrest comes just one day after Governor Mitch Daniels fired one of his department heads in an ethics case. Jane Jankowski of the governor's staff says their office has no comment at this time.

Miller would not comment on the charge and would not say whether he would resign. His arrest is the latest in a series of high profile suspects arrrested on similar charges in that same restroom. They've included a school principal and a Vanderberg County official.

The crime is a Class C misdemeanor. He faces up to 60 days and a $500 fine. Miller is married and has three children.