Clay County Prosecutors have charged a Kansas City Police Officer with DUI-Alcohol, a Class B Misdemeanor, two counts of Assault on a LEO (Law Enforcement Officer), and one count of resisting arrest, all Class A misdemeanors. The Officer, Megan Laffoon, was not on duty at the time of the incident. Alledgedly, Officer Laffoon was swerving ouside of her lane of traffic when stopped in Clay County early Wednesday morning. She then allegedly failed a series of
Field Sobriety Tests, and according to police she then resisted arrest by becoming combative, scratching the arresting officer and head-butting another as she was being restrained.
A DUI charge can happen to anyone, all it takes is a lapse of judgment. The charges filed against the Officer in this case are all misdemenaors, which generally indicates that the person has not previously been charged with DUI. If you find yourself stopped for investigation of DUI, becoming aggessive or resisting is never a good idea; it makes a bad situation much worse, and your attorney's job more difficult. If you have been charged with a DUI or other criminal charges,
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