KCMO Police Officer to Spend Four Days in Jail for DUI
LIBERTY, Mo. — A Kansas City Missouri Police officer arrested for driving under the influence and assaulting a law enforcement officer in February agreed to a plea agreement Wednesday afternoon in a Clay County courtroom.
KCPD Officer Megan Laffoon, 29, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. The other charges against her– a lane violation, assault of a law enforcement officer, and resisting arrest, were dismissed.
Laffoon’s sentence for the DUI is: Two years probation, 90 days in jail (which will be suspended unless she violates her probation.) She will spend four days in jail for what’s called “shock” time.
Laffoon was pulled over in Clay County by a Missouri Highway Patrol trooper around 3:20 a.m. on a Wednesday morning in February. Sheriff’s deputies say Laffoon was swerving out of her lane traveling up the curb that separates northbound from southbound traffic.
Missouri Highway Patrol troopers alleged that Laffoon failed a series of field sobriety tests and assaulted a trooper and resisted arrest.
According to the probable cause statement, Laffoon scratched the arresting officer on the neck with her fingernails and head-butted another officer as they tried to place her under arrest.
The MHP said Laffoon was so belligerent, they called Kansas City, Mo. police for assistance in arresting one of their own.
When she was taken to the Clay County Detention Center, it took seven officers to place Laffoon in a restraint chair, according to the probable cause statement.
Laffoon was suspended without pay after the arrest. The police department has not announced if she will be released or reinstated.