DUI charge dropped against Kansas City mayoral candidate

April 11, 2019

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped a driving under the influence charge against a Kansas City, Missouri, mayoral candidate who was arrested while sleeping in his car in Lawrence, Kansas, after a fundraiser.

Lucas praised Thursday’s decision in a news release. He says he made the “the responsible choice” in October when he decided that he shouldn’t drive back to Kansas City. He says he never moved his vehicle from the public spot where it was parked before his arrest .

Lucas is a law lecturer at the University of Kansas. He was elected in 2015 to the Kansas City council. He and fellow council member Jolie Justus were the top-two vote getters in this month’s mayoral primary. Voters will pick between them in the June 18 general election.