Archive for Thursday, September 15, 2005

DUI charge dismissed against Linwood mayor

Mayor convicted of attempting to elude police

September 15, 2005

A drunk driving charge against Linwood mayor Steve Campbell was dismissed Wednesday morning in Lansing Municipal Court. He was found guilty of attempting to elude police.

Campbell was charged with driving under the influence and attempting to elude police. The charges stem from a July 2 incident in Lansing when Campbell allegedly attempted to avoid a traffic stop by local police.

His trial took place Wednesday.

According to municipal court officials, Lansing prosecutor Catalina Thompson dismissed the driving under the influence charge. Campbell was found guilty of the attempting to elude police charge.

Thompson was not available for comment.

Municipal court judge William Pray fined Campbell $500 as a sentence for the guilty charge.

According to Lansing police, Campbell was driving his 2003 Harley-Davidson motorcycle at approximately 10:30 p.m. July 2. A police officer stopped Campbell near the intersection of Kansas Highway 7 and Highland Street.

Campbell, owner of Fro's Hideout, a local watering hole, is in the midst of serving his first term as Linwood mayor. He was elected in April after a write-in candidacy.

Campbell, 29, is thought to be one of the youngest mayors in the state.

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