Special Prosecutor Reviewing Traffic Incident Involving County Councilwoman Kimberly Cates

April 2, 2024 at 1:18 p.m.
Kimberly Cates
Kimberly Cates


A special prosecutor is reviewing and investigating a traffic incident involving Kosciusko County Councilwoman Kimberly Cates, 59, of Syracuse.
The Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office confirmed today that “we conducted a traffic investigation on March 9, 2024, with the driver of the vehicle being” Cates. “Information in regards to that traffic investigation was sent to the Kosciusko County Prosecutor’s Office for review.”
Kosciusko County Prosecutor Brad Voelz confirmed on Monday that “my motion to appoint a special prosecutor has been granted by the judge. Once a special prosecutor files an oath and acceptance, further investigation and decision will be entirely in his or her hands. This procedure is necessary to avoid any appearance of impropriety, and, for that reason, attorney ethics prevents any further comment from this office.”
The Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office has “been advised by the special prosecutor that no other information will be released until the case is reviewed and their investigation is complete.”
In a March 14 text message from Cates, she advised that any questions regarding the incident should be directed to her attorney Scott Reust. Reust’s office indicated Monday that he was on vacation this week.

Cates represents District 1 in Kosciusko County.

A special prosecutor is reviewing and investigating a traffic incident involving Kosciusko County Councilwoman Kimberly Cates, 59, of Syracuse.
The Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office confirmed today that “we conducted a traffic investigation on March 9, 2024, with the driver of the vehicle being” Cates. “Information in regards to that traffic investigation was sent to the Kosciusko County Prosecutor’s Office for review.”
Kosciusko County Prosecutor Brad Voelz confirmed on Monday that “my motion to appoint a special prosecutor has been granted by the judge. Once a special prosecutor files an oath and acceptance, further investigation and decision will be entirely in his or her hands. This procedure is necessary to avoid any appearance of impropriety, and, for that reason, attorney ethics prevents any further comment from this office.”
The Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office has “been advised by the special prosecutor that no other information will be released until the case is reviewed and their investigation is complete.”
In a March 14 text message from Cates, she advised that any questions regarding the incident should be directed to her attorney Scott Reust. Reust’s office indicated Monday that he was on vacation this week.

Cates represents District 1 in Kosciusko County.

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