School board candidate and pastor Kevin Coronado arrested on suspicion of DUI

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Kevin Coronado

Updated at 5:36 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30

A candidate for the Lawrence school board election was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence overnight Saturday.

Kevin Patrick Coronado, 31, was arrested shortly before 2 a.m. at East 17th and Rhode Island streets, according to the Douglas County Jail booking log. He was released a few hours later on a bond of $250.

According to George Diepenbrock, a spokesman for the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, at 1:38 a.m. Saturday, after stopping a vehicle near 17th and Rhode Island streets, a deputy began investigating the driver for driving under the influence.

“As a result of the investigation at the scene, the driver was booked on suspicion of DUI,” Diepenbrock said. “Additional information will be forwarded to prosecutors for a decision on formal charges.”

Diepenbrock did not indicate specifically why Coronado’s car was stopped.

According to an interview with the Journal-World in May, Coronado is the pastor at Revive Church, a former member of the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Equity Advisory Board and a current member of the Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health Board. He moved with his family to Lawrence in 2019.

The school board election is Nov. 7.


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