Archive for Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Former Lawrence police officer charged with DUI

April 17, 2012


Douglas County prosecutors have filed a misdemeanor DUI charge related to a Jan. 5 traffic stop of a 32-year-old Lawrence woman, who was a Lawrence police officer at the time.

According to court records, Marie Angel Haynes was charged April 2 and has been served a summons to appear on May 16 in Douglas County District Court. She faces one count for a first-offense DUI related to the stop early on Jan. 5 when a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper arrested her near Sixth and Iowa streets.

Haynes had posted $250 bond after she was booked into jail and was originally given notice to appear in court Jan. 17, but Douglas County prosecutors waited for toxicology results before deciding to file charges.

City attorney Toni Wheeler said Tuesday that according to city employment records Haynes was no longer employed with the city as of Feb. 25. Wheeler declined further comment.

Haynes was hired in January 2011 as a Lawrence police officer after working as a Kansas University police officer, the department said at the time.


ksjayhawk74 6 years, 2 months ago

Why was a Highway Patrol pulling her over in Lawrence?

Jeteras 6 years, 2 months ago

because she was off duty,, I mean really if she was on duty could she pull herself over? just sayin

ksjayhawk74 6 years, 2 months ago

I mean, the Highway Patrol typically works... on the highways... not in cities.

RoeDapple 6 years, 2 months ago

A highway patrolman once pointed out to me that the word "Kansas" in Kansas Highway Patrol gives him the power to makes stops in any county, township, town, city or road in the state. I was in no position to argue with him . . .

Jeff Plinsky 6 years, 2 months ago

6th street is also Kansas Highway 24 and Iowa is also Kansas Highway 59.

outtatowntownie 6 years, 2 months ago

6th street is highway 40, but yeah... that would give the HiPo the jurisdiction.

jackpot 6 years, 2 months ago

6TH and Iowa is a Highway. Iowa is 59 highway, 6th is 40 highway.

fromlarryville 6 years, 2 months ago

Highway Patrol are state and and can patrol anywhere, same with the KU police they are state also. LPD stays in city limits and the Sheriffs dept. does the city and County.

57chevy 6 years, 2 months ago

Nobody else would. They knew she didn't have any basketball tickets. Professional courtesy and all that.

BiPolarWookie_w_PhD 6 years, 2 months ago

"No beers, I haven't had any officers tonight........sir"

somedude20 6 years, 2 months ago

Time for a "Bad Lieutenant" breathalyzer? (Not the Nick Cage one)

matahari 6 years, 2 months ago

S'cuse but Harvey Keitel did a much better job in "bad cop"

Lee Saylor 6 years, 2 months ago

The Kansas Hghway Patrol can enforce state laws everywhere in the State of Kansas. Not just on the highways.

Bruce Elliott 6 years, 2 months ago

Are you a trooper? If not, then how do you know for sure if they "regulary" patrol highways?

Loomer 6 years, 2 months ago

Respect the job they do, cause I don't want it. But if you had your choice between pulling people over on a street light lit city limit and a dark deserted highway, where would you mess with people? Yes they have jurisdiction anywhere within the state.

Paula Kissinger 6 years, 2 months ago

Any state commissioned officer in any city in that state can detain an individual that they believe is, has or will commit a crime and hold them for the appropriate jurisdictory agency.

Liberty275 6 years, 2 months ago

A bad decision ruins another career, costs a bunch of money and buys another of those scummy little ignition interlocks. People need to get it through their heads that drinking and driving is not something to do anymore.

budwhysir 6 years, 2 months ago

I am glad an article like this was able to open up debate on where the highways run in this town. For a few minutes I thought this story was about a police officer getting a dui. It was after further investigation that I realized that we may have highway patrolmen working on the highway that are not aware of the fact that they are in town.they should make her an example of what might happen if you get caught. dui

greenworld 6 years, 2 months ago

Have you never seen a highway patrol vehicle driving through Lawrence??? Daaa She probly was so drunk she was swearing all over the road. I would think that would be a good enough reason to get pulled over whether its by a Highway patrol, LP, or DgCo sheriff if u ask me.

James Minor 6 years, 2 months ago

Officer? Yes Officer? Have you been drinking tonight? I had a few beers, couple of bottles of whiskey, and a can of diet Pepsi. Was that small or large can? It was a large can. Please step out of the car and turn around. Why? Haven't you been to a KU game? Jayhawks drink Coke.

matahari 6 years, 2 months ago

Big deal~so what? Typical for urinal news

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