UPDATE: Here's a statement from the Governor's office on the resignation of Miller and the naming of Miller's chief of staff, Scott Waddell, as Miller's replacement alluding to his arrest yesterday as "an extremely sad situation":
This afternoon, Andy Miller resigned effective immediately as the Commissioner of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. The governor has named R. Scott Waddell, the BMV's chief of staff, as the new commissioner. Governor Daniels issued this statement about Andy Miller:Hat tip to Indiana Law Blog.
"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. I also know him to be a devoted father to three children, including one saved from cancer by Riley Children’s Hospital, for which Andy in turn has raised substantial funds in gratitude. If things are as reported, the law must be respected, but either way this is just an extremely sad situation."
Waddell joined the BMV in March 2009 as deputy commissioner for policy. He later was named chief of staff for finance and administration. He owned and was president of Standard Locknut, Inc., a precision component manufacturing company in Westfield from 1977 to 2007, when he sold the company.