INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The commissioner of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles
resigned Thursday, a day after he was arrested on charges that he exposed
himself to a plainclothes police officer inside a public restroom in
Andy Miller resigned effective immediately, Gov. Mitch Daniels’ office said.
Miller had held top positions in the Daniels administration since 2005,
first as state agriculture director and then heading up the Office of
Disaster Recovery. He was appointed to the motor vehicle post in December
“Andy Miller has been an exceptional public servant. Indiana farmers, flood
victims, motorists and taxpayers in general all have benefited from his hard
work and leadership in three important capacities,” Daniels said in a
statement. “If things are as reported, the law must be respected, but either
way this is just an extremely sad situation.”
Miller, 40, of Carmel was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of public
indecency about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Claypool Court, a retail and hotel
center near the Circle Centre mall, authorities said.
Daniels named R. Scott Waddell, the BMV’s chief of staff, as the agency’s
Waddell joined the BMV in March 2009 as a deputy commissioner and was later
named chief of staff for finance and administration.