Arizona: Pompous politician Stuart Yocum downplays DUI arrest as sensationalism; Kingman City Councilman has record of driving without tags, permit or insurance

Pompous politician Stuart Yocum downplays DUI arrest as sensationalism; Kingman City Councilman has record of driving without tags, permit or insurance

From Daily Miner

KINGMAN — 06/09/2017 – Councilman Stuart Yocum offered a statement to the general public at Tuesday’s City Council meeting following a drunk driving arrest that occurred Wednesday of last week.

“There was an incident last week, it was regrettable, it was unfortunate,” Yocum said at Tuesday’s meeting.

Yocum’s incident includes having been reported as running a stop sign and traveling at 45 mph in a 25 mph zone near Hall Street and Broadway Avenue.

Yocum was booked into Mohave County Jail on two charges – DUI; alcohol, drugs, toxic, vapor or combination, and DUI with a BAC above .08 percent.

“Matters of this sort tend to get sensationalized,” Yocum said

“Matters of this sort tend to get sensationalized,” Yocum said. “DUIs are a problem, a serious problem. If you are going to get behind the wheel, don’t drink even one.”

Yocum then closed out his statement by saying, “that being said, we can move forward.” MORE

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From Daily Minor

He was booked into the Mohave County jail, charged with DUI to the slightest degree and DUI with a BAC above .08 percent.

“It’s a very unfortunate incident and I hope he finds resolution,” said Mayor Monica Gates.

Yocum has been a member of City Council since 2014. He defeated Kent Simmons in a runoff election by a seven-point margin.

Yocum’s campaign was about no new taxes and job creation.

Yocum lobbied hard in in March 2016 for the appointment of Michael Moreno to the Clean City Commission.

A few weeks prior to the City Council discussion regarding Moreno’s appointment, he was arrested for DUI himself. Yocum acknowledged at the time he was a passenger in Moreno’s car.

Yokum had made the motion for Moreno to be placed on the commission, but the rest of the council had reservations.

The motion died with the added information that Moreno had spent two years in prison for breaking probation on a second-degree burglary conviction in Mohave County in 2010.  MORE

Case Number: J-0801-TR-201703123
Title: STATE VS STUART JAMES YOCUM Category: Criminal
Court: Kingman Justice Filing Date: 6/1/2017
Judge: None Disposition Date:
STUART JAMES YOCUM    DEFENDANT  –  D 1 Date of Birth: 04/1970
Citation Count Description Disp. Date Disposition
NONE 1 DUI; ALCOHOL DRUGS TOXIC VAPOR OR COMBINATION
NONE 2 DUI W/ BAC OF .08 OR MORE
STUART JAMES YOCUM    DEFENDANT  –  D 1 Date of Birth: 04/1970
Citation Count Description Disp. Date Disposition
D000000011907900 1 NO VALID LICENSE 7/2/2013 PLEA GUILTY/RESP SENT IMPOSED
STUART JAMES YOCUM    DEFENDANT  –  D 1 Date of Birth: 04/1970
Citation Count Description Disp. Date Disposition
D908155112208001 1 DRIVE WITH LICENSE SUSPENDED/REVOKED/CANCELLED 11/18/2013 PLEA GUILTY/RESP SENT IMPOSED
STATE VS YOCUM STUART JAMES Category: Traffic
Court: Kingman Justice Filing Date: 5/12/2008
Judge: None Disposition Date: 3/7/2013
STUART JAMES YOCUM    DEFENDANT  –  D 1 Date of Birth: 04/1970
Citation Count Description Disp. Date Disposition
D000000010946140 1 NO CURRENT REGISTRATION 3/7/2013 BAIL/DEPOSIT GIVEN/FORFEITED
D000000010946140 2 FAIL TO PRODUCE EVIDENCE OF FINANCIAL RESP 3/7/2013 BAIL/DEPOSIT GIVEN/FORFEITED
D000000010946140 3 DISPLAYING PLATE SUSPENDED FOR FINANCIAL RESP 3/7/2013 BAIL/DEPOSIT GIVEN/FORFEITED
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