For The Record

Blue Springs Man Sentenced for DUI

Kevin D. Morris, age 49, of Blue Springs, appeared in Gage County for sentencing on Tuesday, September 20, 2022. Steven B. Trimm was the presiding judge.
Morris was originally charged with DUI (Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol) with a refusal to submit to a chemical test, third offense, a class 3A felony punishable by up to three years in prison, 18 months of post-release supervision and a $10,000 fine; refusal to submit to a chemical test, third offense, a class also a class 3a felony; and refusal to submit to a preliminary breath test, a class 5 misdemeanor.
The defendant’s criminal history showed two prior convictions for DUIs, one in 2013 and the other in 2015.
In accordance with a plea agreement, charges were reduced to third offense DUI and first offense refusal to submit to a chemical test, both class W misdemeanors.
The defendant was arrested after a traffic stop by law enforcement on February 6, 2022.
Morris was sentenced to 30 days in jail and 36 months of probation. His license was suspended for three years. He was also fined $1,000 for the DUI and $500 for refusing the test.
In a separate case, the defendant pleaded guilty to a charge of driving under a revoked license, a class 2 misdemeanor punishable by six months in jail and a $500 fine.
Morris was sentenced to 26 months of probation and fined $250.
The defendant was represented in both cases by attorney John Charles Ball.


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