Lawrence and Douglas County

Lawrence and Douglas county

Lawrence police officer arrested for DUI

February 16, 2012


A Lawrence police officer was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence by a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper on Jan. 5, District Attorney Charles Branson said Thursday.

Prosecutors are reviewing the case and waiting for test results before making a decision about charges, he said.

According to Douglas County Jail records, Marie Angel Haynes, 32, was booked into jail around 2:30 a.m. Jan. 5 after a trooper arrested her near Sixth and Iowa streets. She posted $250 bond after she was booked and was given notice to appear in court Jan. 17.

It is not uncommon for prosecutors to take additional time to await test results when reviewing DUI charges.

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

Police Chief Tarik Khatib said he could not comment on personnel matters when asked Thursday if he had suspended anyone relating to a January DUI arrest.


kimk 5 years, 10 months ago

Bad day for LPD, it's falling apart at the seams.

kimk 5 years, 10 months ago

Can you get a breathalyzer installed in your squad car?

Food_for_Thought 5 years, 10 months ago

Hate to tell you, but if there is pending evidence, prosecutors are not going to formally file charges against a person, cop or not, until that evidence has come back. If this officer refused all tests, and there's a pending blood test, it would be wise to wait on filing formal charges, rather than charge her and then back off if the test results showed that she was not impaired.

Eric Mills 5 years, 10 months ago

Food for thought has it right. If the Trooper obtained a blood or urine sample for analysis, the sample has to be sent to the KBI lab in Topeka for testing. Rumor has it the lead time on a blood sample is 8-12 weeks. The DA will not initiate any action in the district court until the results of the test are known.

Michael Stanclift 5 years, 10 months ago

The name of the officer was probably obtainable on the KHP report, where as the FBI and LKPD didn't release anything (yet) about the other two officers.

Julie Jacob 5 years, 10 months ago

So was her arrest before or after date of hire? Your story is unclear on this item.

costello 5 years, 10 months ago

I would assume the January 5 arrest date refers to January 5, 2012. She was hired in January 2011.

Amy Heeter 5 years, 10 months ago

What the heck is going on in this fine city?

Scott Morgan 5 years, 10 months ago

knock knock

Who's there?


Topeka who

take a peeka round artichocke lately Lawrence is changing big time.

pace 5 years, 10 months ago

It may be the police are being more professional about what is going on. You use to only hear gossip, a cop beating up his wife, coverup about an accident that totaled a cruiser, lots of gossip, no official remarks or actions. I prefer when they get caught doing something, they get charged and prosecuted like ordinary citizens. Erase special treatment.

3up3down 5 years, 10 months ago

When are interlock systems going to become part of the standard package when the cars roll off the assembly lines?

littlexav 5 years, 10 months ago

never. never, never, never. that is the worst idea i've ever heard. that's like having to take a parenting test before you're allowed to have children, paying a poll tax or taking a literacy test before voting, or showing your (Christian) baptismal certificate before flying on an airplane. you really want an interlock? install one yourself.

Hong_Kong_Phooey 5 years, 10 months ago

Actually, a parenting test might not be a bad idea...

jafs 5 years, 9 months ago

Actually, I think it's an excellent idea.

It would prevent dui accidents, rather than merely reacting to them.

And, there's no constitutional right to drive an automobile, as far as I know, so your examples aren't really apt.

The folks that would install them themselves are almost certainly not the folks who need them - and the ones that need them wouldn't have them installed.

James Minor 5 years, 10 months ago

They have to wait for the results because breathalyzers have been known for giving false readings when Jack Daniels and Chocolate Cake doughnuts are combined!

Kontum1972 5 years, 10 months ago

good lord....!

mb the 3 can get gigs as some covert poop....

ksjayhawk74 5 years, 10 months ago

What perfectly logical reasoning... A former KU police officer gets arrested for a DUI, therefore college students should be able to carry guns on campus.

Lisa Medsker 5 years, 10 months ago

One would think, seeing firsthand, the number of these accidents, and the "blood and guts" involved, as well as seeing firsthand the aftermath of the lives shattered just might be a deterrent to doing things like this. Just... wow.

Cant_have_it_both_ways 5 years, 10 months ago

Here I sit on this pooper, giving birth to a new state trooper.

Crazy_Larry 5 years, 10 months ago

Bravo! Bravo! You really gored 'em. Use extra TP for the LPD (a.k.a. santorum).

Steve Jacob 5 years, 10 months ago

Bet an LPD officer would have helped her out. But the KHP don't mess around.

Crazy_Larry 5 years, 10 months ago

They don't mess around in FL either.

And can guess what happened next? You'll never guess... Did you guess?

"The Fraternal Order of Police, the union representing Miami officers, slammed the state trooper's behavior on Wednesday."

Chris Ogle 5 years, 10 months ago

LPD has a top notch department..... Wonder if the new Chief is simply more open on these type of matters????

mass207 5 years, 10 months ago

What happened to LJWord's policy of not naming someone until they're convicted?.....must not matter if someone is a police them, then name all of the CHARGED child molesters in this town.

Crazy_Larry 5 years, 10 months ago

I believe the policy is to not name someone until they've been charged with a crime. If they waited until they were convicted then we'd never read about trial antics at this award winning web-site...

one2no 5 years, 10 months ago

She is no longer with the department.

ksjayhawk74 5 years, 10 months ago

That's good information for anyone who has gotten a ticket from her and hasn't been found guilty yet. Those people just have to let it go to trial, the officer who wrote the ticket can't appear, they can't be found guilty.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 5 years, 10 months ago

I suppose the court could still subpoena her, though.

littlexav 5 years, 10 months ago

prosecutor can ask for a continuance, there is no guarantee that your ticket won't stick just because the officer doesn't show. that's an urban legend.

HRII 5 years, 10 months ago

What!!!! Not Lawrence Police they have so much integrity. Besides Detectives posing as FBI agents and Officers "fixing" tickets for KU Basketball tickets..... LMFAO!! They're a joke

pace 5 years, 10 months ago

Your brother is probably a nice guy, but his reasoning it too selfish. He should do the job, not give people who he thinks might do him service later a free pass. He should think maybe this speeder or drunk might kill some one's kid and it would be on him.

pace 5 years, 10 months ago

Everyone does it is a moron's morality.

chocolateplease 5 years, 10 months ago

I hope the department isn't suffering any loss of morale from these problems (KU tix scandal, this...). They should be proud that illegal behavior is called out and stopped, especially from within their department which must be hard to take. The transparency sets a tone for everyone. It's the way it should be. Way to go, Lawrence Police Department!

littlexav 5 years, 10 months ago

Wouldn't it be better if there weren't rampant corruption in our police department? I think you're sending mixed signals.

chocolateplease 5 years, 10 months ago

Of course it's always better if there's no corruption. What I meant is that it's good that these things weren't swept under the rug in an attempt to hide the wrongdoing. The fact that they were willing to arrest her, or that there are whistle blowers, or whatever it is that brings these things to light, is a good thing and will result in less corruption in the future. The non-corrupt should be encouraged, and the corrupt should be frightened into changing their ways.

lawslady 5 years, 10 months ago

You name any organized group of human beings (family, corporation, church, business, agency) and the more members it has and longer that group exists, the more likely it is that there will be some of its members who are going to do wrong. And when they do, it doesn't mean the whole group is doing bad things, or that the whole group is bad to its core. Just means that no group of human beings ever was, is or will be perfect. So, unless you yourself are perfect and you belong to no groups/organizations (remember I included families), you might want to remember that a few bad apples does not necessarily mean the whole barrell has spoiled. Good to identify the bad and get it rooted out, sooner than later. And for those of you who hate all cops, may I suggest you sign up to take part in their citizen's academy? You might learn a few thing OR be in a position to help change the things you don't like about the way things are done. Anyone can anonymously gripe from the sidelines. But unless being a troll is your main goal, it is a lot more helpful to get involved and try to work for any changes you think need to be made!

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