Thursday, April 11, 2019

TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! COUNCILMAN QUINTON LUCAS DUI CHARGE DISMISSED!!!



An important follow-up to a longstanding debate and in some ways a resolution.

LAWRENCE, KS NON-MOVING DUI CHARGES AGAINST COUNCILMAN QUINTON LUCAS HAVE BEEN DISMISSED!!!

We've seen some social media chatter on this but so far he hasn't had to confront many criticism from candidates and only a bit of by-proxy nitpicking from the newspaper.

Accordingly . . . This is a big deal and something that most freshman KU students hit with the same kind of stringent charge would envy . . .To be fair, he wasn't driving and was simply catching a nap in his car after some beers at a law school get-together.

TKC QUESTION: Will this impact the 2019 Mayoral Contest?!?

You decide . . .

79 comments:

Anonymous said...

We goin to VEGASSSS.
We goin to VEGASSSSSSSS!

Lawrence Favors Lucas!

Anonymous said...

Being charged for DRIVING under the influence when you are not driving is so stupid.

Anonymous said...

^^^ +100 the charge was always BUNK. Glad to see it was thrown out. Any DIP is mostly just a garbage charge.

Benji said...

A credit to councilmember Justus for not making this an issue.

The Rich And Powerful Are Different said...

The charge was always bullshit, that said, anyone else gets the usual 10K T Rex fuckin up the butt, along with classes to attend, lawyer's fees, social opprobrium and a permanent mark on their record. I wonder if they used Bleach Bit to erase his arrest record and took hammers to the cameras and recorder in the police car.

There are different rules for the politically connected and the rich.

Anonymous said...

True story, 10:40. Any of us peasants would get our asses handed to us. That faggot Quinton must be one of those magic negros.

Anonymous said...

Bitch is too busy licking out some greasy twat to even give a fuck. She's already won it since voting doesnt really matter in KCMO.

Anonymous said...

10:30 you're kidding right? I mean she's smart enough not to do it herself but she had that slimy Dan Fowler calling all over town trying to dig on this. Pay attention man.

VFL

Super Dave said...

I was sure this dismissal was somehow going to take place. But 10:40 is correct it wouldn't have happened to your average citizen. The law in KS is very clear on how you can be charged. Insider tip I hear about from those who like to have a good time here and there is to place your keys in a hidden location not on the vehicle. Go take your nap and when sobered up go get your keys and go home. If fact a few who travel a lot say they do this when they pull over to grab a few zzz's in case a cop decides to wake them up. Being very tired and just awaken you may act like you're drunk when you're simply just trying to wake up and semi pissed that someone did such.

But the charge could have been dropped to drunk in public instead of taken totally off the books. No what we have seen here folks is a privileged person getting special treatment.

Anonymous said...

What a bunch of crooked bullshit. I know equal justice under the law is a lie, but does the corruption have to be so obvious?

Still an irresponsible drunk, sorry.

Anonymous said...

You truly do become what you believe. And that applies to both you and Quinton. You hillbilly bigot.

Anonymous said...

He wasn't charged with DRIVING under the influence you fuckwit retard. Maybe consider doing a SHRED of research on an issue before you start spouting shit, asshole.

Greedo said...

^^^^ Actually, you little KC star fuck boy bitch. THAT is exactly why the charge was DISMISSED. See how that works, he wasn't driving and the B.S. charge thrown out.

Sorry you paper is dying.

NOT SORRY.

25 said...

1. The DUI charge was BS and even the star wrote an editorial against it.

2. Let's move on, this was not an issue in the campaign. And should not be an issue going forward. Yes, Councilman Flower might have done some snooping but she did not put out any campaign materials on it.

Anonymous said...

11:16 you're a spouting shit asshole, maybe you should know the laws of KS before trying to tell others anything. You're just making yourself look like the real asshole here.

He likely took a breathalyzer and/or failed a sobriety test. Since Lucas admitted to drinking too much to drive, that implies knowledge of his own intoxication.

Super Dave said...

If at 10:45pm you think and admit in a public posting you're too drunk to drive, then at 11:30pm you're not going to be in any better shape.

He got caught, he admits so, but then gets special treatment I know others have not received for doing the same.

So the question of rather he was drunk or not is out the window because Lucas admits so. Lucas did what every attorney tells you not to do and that's admit guilt.

He should have been charged with drunk in public at the very least.

Anonymous said...

They should administer breathalyzer tests to city officials and employees daily anyway from here on out.

Anonymous said...

The charge is colloquially referred to as "driving" under the influence, but really the offense is "operating" a vehicle under the influence, which is much broader. Being drunk in the driver's seat with the key in the ignition (not sure how that works with push button starters) is considered operating the vehicle.

The story does not say whether the charge was dismissed as a result of a plea bargain, which would include pleading guilty to a much lesser charge and paying a fine. If there was no guilty plea to a lesser charge, then yes, he got celebrity justice.

Anonymous said...

How do you know 11:16 is with the KC Star?

Anonymous said...

LOL supa dave, did he he take a break from drivin and pass out, pass out the second b4 he intended 2 drive or he shoulda sobered up by sitting indian style in the middle of the street so ppl could comment on fast that injin moves down the street.

Anonymous said...

Fuck you, 11:26. Its COMMON knowledge that you can be charged with a DUI even if you arent in the act of driving, although I dont know if we can expect any common sense out of a stupid fuckass like yourself. How about you drop the negro apologist bullshit because he deserved what he got and it's not fair that he gets to weasel out of it. Better yet, how about you float yourself down the Missouri? KC would be a better place without you. Quinton cock sucker faggot.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, the issue is his measure of adult responsibility. Being charged with a crime, even if his privilege got it taken care of, is a very bad look. The charge was dismissed; the label of drunk will stick like glue.

Anonymous said...

11:50 you dickhead, 11:26 is pointing out how assholes like you shouldn't be commenting. Talk about being a stupid fuckass! 11:26 appears to be in favor of Lucas being charged you jackass who can't read.

Anonymous said...

Whoops, I retract my statement.

Anonymous said...

They all have one thing in common. They've discovered alcohol can enable them to make economic, creative, or political decisions whose implications will paralyze sober individuals.

Anonymous said...

1150 that is bc the court may not have any real way to prove if someone was drinking and driving and then pulled over, or was just sitting there sobering up, they do not want the argument. So they assume they were driving or had the immediate intent to drive, or they should have had brain wave sensors and an uber interface implanted in their retina. If someone was passed out in a car with a pack of beer in the middle of a corn field, do you you charge them with a DUI?

Anonymous said...

Where is the safe space for 'ooops i am really fckn drunk and can't barely do nuthin.'

Anonymous said...

Where is the safe space for opps really drunk or that roofie did not go as planned did it mthr fckr.

Anonymous said...

He didn't operate the car, so admitting to drunkenness didn't implicate him of anything illegal.

It's also not illegal to be drunk in public, unless you're causing problems and then it's disorderly conduct. Sleeping in a parked car is not disorderly.

Super job Dave. Keep em coming.

Anonymous said...

You sound like someone who just broke up with his boyfriend. You ok? Hit me up on Grindr suga bitch.

Anonymous said...

Can we still meet up tho?

Anonymous said...

Hey let us know when you and chuck are done licking each other's butts.

Anonymous said...

12:29 it's rather clear the law and rather clear you don't know it.
In Kansas, a motorist can get a DUI even without actually driving: The statute defines DUI as “operating or attempting to operate” a vehicle while under the influence or with a prohibited BAC. Kansas courts have said this includes any “overt act to engage” and does not require movement of the vehicle. So while driving is sufficient for a conviction, it isn’t required.
If you get charged with a DUI in Kansas, you might be hoping to get the charge dismissed altogether. However, unless the court throws out evidence that’s critical to prove the charge, it’s unlikely a prosecutor will agree to a complete dismissal. Kansas statute prohibits reducing a DUI charge to a lesser offense, but a diversion agreement is sometimes possible.

So yes while Dave might not be right is saying Lucas should be charged with DUI in public, he also raises the question and states enough facts here that privilege conditions were applied here somehow. How often have we seen public officials skate away from these charges? Hell Kennedy killed a lady while drunk and got out of it. You and I would have been found guilty if Lawrence PD had charged us with such a charge.

Anonymous said...

You said I didn't know the law, but then used the same verbiage as I did to "explain" it to me. I said "he didn't operate the car". You said "operating or attempting to operate...[including] overt act to engage."

To be more clear, since Quinton did not attempt to engage the vehicle, the case was dismissed.

There was no plea bargain. There was no diversion. There was no reason to arrest. There was no reason to charge. That's why there is no case. Yack it up all you want about whether it seems fair to you, but the guy was honest about it from the start, defended himself consistently in the court of public opinion, and ultimately got exactly what he deserved.

Anonymous said...

1:24 you idiot motherfucker. The car was RUNNING so yes he was operating it.

Anonymous said...

1:28 is right, that was first brought out then very quickly covered up.

Super Dave said...

Here it is he bought his way out.
Lucas made a donation of $1,000 to Legal Aid, saying “this process has continued to make clear that access to justice is often out of reach for many in our society” and “wealth should not determine outcomes in our criminal justice system.”

Anonymous said...

Even the handful of voters who will "turn out" on election day don't much care about this empty election and the rest of the metro pays it no attention at all.
Nothing is going to change with the lack of understanding, engagement, or even interest in actual municipal public policy or services that mean something to the people who live in KCMO on the part of whoever is elected to mayor or anything else and anyone with the slightest knowledge of local "politics" knows it.
The homicides will continue unabated, as will the lack of maintenance of public infrastructure, under-the-table insider deals, robbing funds from the purposes they were raised to pay for something else entirely citing "an emergency", massive subsidies for out-of-ton "developers", and all the rest of the upside-down priorities that have brought the town to the sad place it finds itself in.
It never changes.
Just the names.

Super Dave said...

So in short he is admitting guilt just didn't stand in front of a judge to do it.

Where is the outrage like when Jussie Smollett basicly pulled the same stunt?

More privileged people being allowed to buy their way out of trouble!

Anonymous said...

It’s called black privilege people, the new norm

Anonymous said...

1:28 pm was it cold outside?
Keep a Martha Stewart by Target comforter in the car!

Anonymous said...

Lucas still needs to learn how to hold his licker.

Anonymous said...

thanking people is a mistake

Anonymous said...

Different standards for a gay black man that a straight white man. Prosecutor is a typical Lawrence chickenshit liberal.

Anonymous said...

Good thing Quinton is a law school professor, haha.

Anonymous said...

Can someone please take that picture and Photoshop a clown suit and bow tie on him?

Anonymous said...

opportunity missed, it is a blessing to be ousted from a shit hole town.

Anonymous said...

Quinton Lucas for President of KC!

Anonymous said...

Super Dave; 11:14; 11:18; 11:26; 11:45; 11:50 -- So many stupid, racist, white trash people on this website (I'm Caucasian, too). for those of you would-be attorneys (and i'm guessing some of you are, in fact, attorneys -- bad ones, 1:14), I would point you to the recent Kansas Supreme Court case, State v Darrow, 304 Kan. 710 (2016), and note that this caselaw (1) applies to all people arrested in Kansas, and (2) should be applauded by all who value individual freedom.

See Id. at 714: "In other words, to 'operate' means to 'drive'; 'driving' requires movement of the vehicle; therefore, 'operating' requires movement of the vehicle, and an 'attempt to operate' means to attempt to move the vehicle. Taking actual physical control of the vehicle is insufficient to attempt to operate that vehicle without an attempt to make it move."

bunch of jagoffs here. go take your anger for being a fucking loser elsewhere, even though you had every advantage as a white man. maybe i'd be pissed, too, if i fumbled the opportunity to live a rewarding life.

Anonymous said...

Ya try telling that shit to the arresting officer. The only thing you have proved is that you are a giant douchebag. Please fuck off.

Bunch of devils and liars and thieves said...

Welcome to Sly's Killer Shitty.. Keepin' it Frosty.

Anonymous said...

as if there is one person not being a douche bag on this blog

Anonymous said...

Super dave has the only relevant comments here. A lot of hate and even more politics. Thanks for keeping it real Dave!

Jumanji KC said...

I think Jolie should be talking about this, if she wants to win that is.

Anonymous said...

A shame that our politics can be such a cesspool. KC Must do better.

Anonymous said...

That charge was

Staight up.

Bull

Sh*t.

Glad they got rid of it.

Anonymous said...

Whats Lucas going to do. Say please be nice to me? Please let me win sometimes?

Anonymous said...

4:48 -- isn't that the entire point?!?! THIS cop, in THIS case, did not adhere to the law. so THIS prosecutor, in THIS case, correctly applied the law, and dismissed the case. Isn't that EXACTLY how we ALL think the system should work?

you're not even trying to understand the system. you just want to "BURN IT DOWN!!!" usually, that's because a person is broke.

Anonymous said...

Thank you it's nice to be here standing next to my confidant and friend and colleague Jolie Justus!

Nick?


Well hello bloke voters want to know if we can expect a Lamar's expansion and another Shake Shack?

Karl Sparks said...

^^^^^ I want more from that comment. Are we saying that KCPT is on the take for Jolie. That's disappointing.

Anonymous said...

Kansas City is gay.

Vote Jolie.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ No thanks. I think I'll vote for a lawyer who knows the law not some corporate drone who is making it up as he goes along.

Anonymous said...

^^^ She.

I think.

Anonymous said...

Should have been hit with the drunk in public charge. That would have stuck. The prosecutor backed down because this was a person who had influence. That makes us all unsafer.

Anonymous said...

THIS is why I'm voting for Clay Chastain.

Anonymous said...

Jeez, just get over it already,

Anonymous said...


Democrats greedy weasel lawyer scamming the system.

Anonymous said...

5:28, hey asshole, if Lucas is so innocent why the huge payment to the legal defense fund????

He bought his way out of the charge no matter what you say. Plus wouldn't take a prosecutor this long to dismiss if the officer was wrong.

W know you love Lucas but no matter how you spin it he was busted and bribed his way out.

Anonymous said...

Thank you it's nice to be here standing next to my confidant and friend and colleague Quinton Lucas!

Nick?


Yes hello bloke, er misses? Never mind haha. Okay Voters want to thank you for the wonderful job you did on the crime commission, and want to know how soon scooters will come to their neighborhood. And of course the wonder bike lanes. Lastly where will you have your swearing in party?

Super Dave said...

If an officer pulls up and finds a running car with a passed out subject in it how much more probable cause do they need to investigate the situation?

There is a video recording of the issue but the prosecutor does not want to release such. Any guesses that it has been already destroyed?

Why not show the video and explain why they say there is no evidence?

Anonymous said...

He should at least come out of the closet.

Anonymous said...

6:22 -- you're broke, and you're mad, aren't you? hopefully you'll be able to refrain from conducting a mass shooting.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Your talking to yourself?

Anonymous said...

where is douche bag go4kc to wrap this shit up in a nice cardigan sweater.

Brookside Bob said...

Politics in KC brings out the worst in people. Will be glad when the election is over. I don't really like either of these candidates.

Anonymous said...

4:24, in the case you cited, the defendant's conviction was affirmed.

Anonymous said...

Neither of these candidates will be worth a duck to the people of Kansas City

Anonymous said...

If he wasnt driving, why ever did it make the news? CNN must have been reporting on this story I guess.

Martin Luther KIng said...

CNN- Corrupt Nigger Network