Stop the Presses: Hearne stopped for D.U.I. in Prairie Village

This just in….

Traveling from the Plaza Monday night/Tuesday morning, I was pulled over by Prairie Village Police for allegedly rolling a stop sign

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47 Responses to Stop the Presses: Hearne stopped for D.U.I. in Prairie Village

  1. Anonymous says:

    So……we you drunk?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Dexter Morgan
    This is just the beginning Hearne. Now that the system has you in its grips, it will bleed your wallet dry before it’s all over and make you out to be an alcoholic because of this one incident.

    Diversion is looming, and a drag.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Brother Grimm
    oh no,,, crap, I am very sad to hear this hearne.

    dang bro : (

    My hopes go with you my brother from another mother. I hope this works out as well as it can. Be ready to be accused of possbly being a murderer, and driving a guided missle and other BS cxrap….. but….HOW ABOUT IN ADVANCE I SAY FK THAT NOISE, hearne made it home, no one was hurt and now he gets to pay and pay and pay.

    This DUI BS is out of control.
    3 DUIS and you are a felon, and can not vote. They are using this crap as an excuse to stop innocent people in massive road blocks, and it is BS. There are real idiots out there driving like idiots, and the BS methods they are using are not effective in stopping them.

    hearne, I hope you come out of this OK, please keep us posted, and btw, I dont give a crap how bad the pictures may look…FK THEM.

    OK I will stop ranting, I just wanted to say…
    it sucks to hear this… and
    good luck to you ….and
    get a good lawyer.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Lordy, it looks like a rookie cop was being a little overzealous. If this were a seasoned vet, he would have seen that you made it home and would have let you sleep it off (if, in fact, you were drunk). Filling out the DUI paperwork is a very labor-intensive job, so this guy must have had it in for you. I’m glad you took his picture. A veteran cop wouldn’t have let you do that, either.

    IF you ever get in that situation again, don’t do the breath test. Let them take you to jail and let your lawyer sort it out.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Jayhawk Tony
    Hearne—You say you were “pulled over” at 77th and Booth, then say you were “pulled over” at your home a few blocks away. I can only assume that you mean that the officer first saw you “break the law” at 77th and Booth, then you were “stopped” when you entered your driveway.

    That said, the reason the officer didn’t pull you over immediately was to view your driving skills to verify your state of intoxication. Officers will do that–follow you for a few blocks to observe your driving skills when a potential drunk is on the road.

    The officer did not know where you lived and didn’t know where you would stop–it just happened to be your residence.

    And along with Kevin Kietzman’s infamous Prairie Village stop, this couldn’t have happened to a better person.

  6. Anonymous says:

    “”And along with Kevin Kietzman

  7. Anonymous says:

    Hearne, I hope you learn not to do it again. You are better than that. I hope you write about the whole process as you go through it. Just think how you would be feeling if you would have hurt someone, including yourself!!!

    Next time, take a Taxi. You have a brain. Use it.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Steve Rose loves Hearne
    The only thing that would have made this better was if Botello and Glazer were in the car with you. Can’t wait to see the mugshot and learn how much over the limit you were. Karma, dude. Couldn’t happen to a more deserving fellow.

  9. Anonymous says:

    yeah, karma is a bitch, and for you lazy assholes, finally getting out of bed, and coming to hearnes’s place, where he called himself out on this shit, for you to pour salt in the wound for you to talk about karma… LOL…..your time is gonna come

  10. Anonymous says:

    Hold on. Hearne gets a DUI and is trying to put the police officer, who was only doing his job, in a bad light. Much like your blog, Epic Fail.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Call Bob Simons, Reasonable Doubt at a Reasonable Price. Just pray they don’t make you get a breathalyzer. That will be a pisser.

  12. Anonymous says:


    If indeed you were driving under the influence your little so called story here is ridiculous. What point are you trying to make?? Officer Porter did his job based on the info you provided. What exactly are you trying to do here??

  13. Anonymous says:

    Why didn’t you refuse to blow? Duh.

  14. Anonymous says:

    If this is your first offense and you get a good lawyer two grand might get you off, maybe diversion or some community service. Good luck.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Anthony M.
    Yeah, you really should have refused to blow. You would have lost your license for a year, but you still would have been able to drink as much as you want in the next year without having to worry about taking alcohol tests for the county.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Do you all see where the the federal government is now requiring states, and counties, to train to be able to draw blood, when someone refuses to blow?

    search the concept,,it is happening now.

    Who the fk is behind this?

    SOON, whne you go out to dinner, have a glass of wine with your steak, some littledick cop will have the right to stick his aids infested needle into your arm, as he searches for a vein.

    fk all you little dick cops coming in here, to bad mouth hearne. It is obvious who the fk you are, boys in blue, sticking together, even when you knw the other pig is wrong.

    fkn cops, dont call em, they will shoot you, or taser you, like that lil 10 year old girl in Arkansas last week, cowardly pig, tasewred a 10 year old girl.

    NEVER in my life has a fkn pig helped me out….fk you pigs..must be nice to have a job where you hide, and shoot radar… and steal my fkg money…giving me nothing.. FK YOU PIGS!!

  17. Anonymous says:

    Rick in PV
    Take a lesson and check out
    Call 30 minutes ahead. They come with a scooter, stick it in your car trunk and drive you home. It’s $10 + $3/mile. Wouldn’t have helped you last night, though, Hearne, cause they’re only on Thurs-Sat, 9 p – 3 a.

  18. Anonymous says:

    the birdman
    I too am a bit confused…so, you were driving under the influence, didn’t like the glamour-shot quality of your mug shot, and put the cop, who was only doing his job, on your website?

    wtf is wrong with you? If you were drinking and driving, take your punishment. That is the risk in breaking the law. And, what does it matter where you were when you were driving drunk? Because you were close to your house, the cop was supposed to let you go?

    Unless this is some big scheme and you weren’t actually drinking (which would make this even a more absurd post), what is your point? This is pathetic.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Jeff from the Daily Deuce
    Hearne has never refused blow … er, to blow.

  20. Anonymous says:

    Very bold to share this story and put yourself out there. Hope it all works out. Hard to believe they won’t allow you to contact an attorney. he might of been bluffing. I think you ALWAYS have the right to legal counsel. Hope you check into that.

  21. Anonymous says:

    Pay the money. Divert it at all costs. Learn lesson.

    KNow that ‘driving left of center’ is a cop lie to stop you even when they’re bored. Ask em always if they got you doing it on dash camera. That’ll end THAT bullshit.

    Know that little depts like PV don’t have a lot of crime, so they’re just trying to have a little fun. To stay awake. To screw with those who pay their salaries. Plead it down at all costs, for in 5 years, who knows, you’ll be on some website of self righteous mothers who think it was you who killed THEIR kid on the road and they want your license tag to have a magic “D” for “Drunk” sticker on it. It’s law enforcement run amock!

    But again, learn lesson! If u don’t then you deserve to lose your license.

  22. Anonymous says:

    craig glazer
    Well oddly I was with Hearne last night at Jardines for a bit…I came by with Barbie, great show by the way and finally met Tony’s KC..when I left Hearne was not drunk at all, but this was about ll pm….hey it can happen to anyone…and has…I don’t know how much the effort to arrest everyone that has had two or more drinks has decreased drunk driving death, my guess is likely not at all…true you shouldn’t drive drunk, but some of you are right..there’s a big difference between a couple drinks and a ton of them….all that said, of course I am friends with Hearne and can tell you he doesn’t drive while drinking much, he was always careful about that, but it only takes being pulled over one time….

    I don’t know what the outcome will be…as Hearne said “He learned a lesson” so he knows he was not right and he didn’t say he didn’t do anything…but like most of us would think “damn pulling in my driveway and then pulled over” so he hadn’t caused any problem for anyone…but yes you shouldn’t drive after drinking…true…for all you that hate Hearne you cheer for those who like him we feel badly, but like him or not, he has given thousands of readers a great bit of entertainment and news…hope it all works out for the best..likely it will….

  23. Anonymous says:

    Cabbie Pete
    Maybe next time you will simply take a cab to & from? I doubt your a $1000 cab ride from there eh? The best you can do is Man up, plead guilty & take your lumps.

  24. Anonymous says:

    Dino Martini
    Again Glazer….all about you.

  25. Anonymous says:


    I don’t know what is more entertaining, the amount of schadenfreude in here or the people going on and on about ‘fk you pigs’.

    Lets see if your fellow KC journalists show you any mercy with this one…my guess is no.

    This is easily the most entertaining thing to happen to this blog. I had almost stopped checking it, glad I stopped by today.

  26. Anonymous says:

    midtown miscreant
    I’d suggest quit drinking and take up smoking weed. I quit 20 years ago, now my biggest problem is finding my keys and keeping plenty of Captn Crunch on hand. Good luck, I’m certain you have a good lawyer.

  27. Anonymous says:

    i sure am glad you rightous few exist- the world is a safer place with sober, judgmental cretins wishing bad things for people.

  28. Anonymous says:

    oops- meant to spell: righteous-in a hurry- today i am a cretin

  29. Anonymous says:

    Good news is that if you get a restricted license, to and from work, you can still pretty much drive all the time due to the nature of your work. If you have to have a breathalyzer installed in your car, you’re screwed on the drinking front, unless of course you get somebody sober to blow for you to start the car. Good luck man.

  30. Anonymous says:

    ya know, the more I have simmered about this today, the stupider this thing is.

    hearne are you telling us that you pulled SAFELY into your driveway, and then the fkg pig turned on his lights, and arrested you??

    Did he make you do the DUI test thingy in your front yard?

    WTF????….. I SAY if you arrived home safe and sound then, YOU WIN, no harm, no foul….WTF??

    Did they tow your car out of your driveway?

    This BS makes me want to hide and NEVER give another fkn penny to nightclubs, or reastauarants….
    and I SURE AS HELL AM KEPING MY RULE ABOUT STAY THE FK OUT OF PV…….AND THE SAME RULE APOPLIED TO WESTWOOD. these Mayberry small towns, with their NO CRIME … preying on good citizens…….MTHRFKRWHATHEHOLYFUCK!!!???

    my brother was killed by a DUIer, but he was blasted out of his mind, HE DID NOT MAKE IT HOME SAFE…. there is a differnece,, and this whole dropping the limit to .08 IS FKG BULLSHT!!


    take a look at that goofly looking pig in the photot..

    hearne, do you think your comments about that BS KC Star report about double the DUI deaths had anything to do with this?

  31. Anonymous says:

    How about just not getting drunk?
    Moderation, you know.

  32. Anonymous says:

    Well, this has happened to me. And the Lord had me in His hands that night. Story short: I am a well-known news celeb in this town. Have been for 30 years. I was stupid one night and got caught racing my buddy from the light after an evening out. It was late evening during the week and I was over the limit by at least a little. Doesn’t matter. We both got rounded up and over by ONE cop and made to stand on a side street handcuffed, once I answered that yes, I had been drinking. When the officer realized who I was, he radioed for his captain. After he arrived he performed the light in the eyes check. He went and sat in his car for five minutes and we both feared the very worst. I still can’t believe how this ended in KCMO, North of the River. We were both driven home and they parked our cars in a church lot for us. I’m afraid those days are long gone. This was in 1990 and I still feel blessed. I never leave the house or anyplace with any alcohol in me, ever. Late at night, if you are driving, be aware you could be stopped for any tiny infraction. They are trained to spot you and in light traffic, you are a target. God Bless the Captain and his family. There are good cops out there but not worth the gamble trying to get lucky. I swear this is all true. Hearne, they got you and you will lose sleep over this. May the time pass quickly.

  33. Anonymous says:

    Don’t drink and drive. Simple process. Call a cab next time. Who wants a “better” mug shot? Douche.

  34. Anonymous says:

    John Mark Eberhart
    You know, you folks who are saying Hearne is somehow deserving of this really should stop and consider a few things. First of all, none of you knows if the man was legally intoxicated. Second, here’s a guy who COMES CLEAN about being arrested for this, unlike certain OTHER journalists I could name but won’t. Third … come on, people! Wishing ill on someone else? Even if you don’t happen to like the guy? I believe in karma, too, and going around making statements like that … well, all I have to say is you’d better hope 2010 is kind and not ugly to you. I’m not into a bunch of woo-woo New Age bullshit, and I know it’s a cliche, but it’s also true: What goes around, comes around. Or some such shit.

    Final observation: Hearne Christopher and I have not always seen eye to eye. We had our differences when we were both at The Star; over time, that shit happens. But I’ll tell you one thing: The guy has been one HELL of a friend to me over the last 13 months of my life, which, by the way, have been the WORST 13 months of my life. Hearne used to have dealings on the phone with my late wife, Sherri, when she was executive assistant to the general manager at Entercom Radio. He was ALWAYS respectful of her, and professional, and in addition, yeah, in classic Hearne fashion he would chat her up and usually end up putting a smile on her face before she switched him over to Bob Zuroweste. He didn’t have to do that; he simply could’ve treated her like a nonperson (which some callers did on a regular basis). But he didn’t, because Hearne’s not that kind of person.

    I can’t tell you how many times over the last year my phone has rung, and Hearne’s been on the other end of the line, asking me how I’m doing in the wake of losing Sherri to cancer. Or how many times he’s checked on how I’m doing after losing my gig as books editor at The Star. He’s generously allowed me to write for this blog — and he’s also realized that during the last few months, as I’ve struggled with yet another challenge that I’d rather not go into, I can’t really contribute to the blog right now.

    Speaking of life’s challenges: It’s not my place to go into details, but I can say that Hearne has faced quite a few of his own disappointments and hurts this last year. He has, in my opinion, faced them with toughness and humanity. I’ve watched him grow as a person; I’ve seen him become more compassionate, more sensitive to his friends’ needs, more intuitive about people and the human condition in general.

    So, people: This isn’t a courtroom, and it’s not your place to convict him of any crime he might stand accused of; furthermore, this isn’t the Star Chamber or the Inquisition or the cutty stool or the stocks in the middle of the village — in other words, none of us has the moral authority to judge the man, unless we know him well. Not even then, really. I know Hearne much better now than I did a year ago. He’s a damned fine human being, and he deserves the benefit of the doubt. Ever hear of “innocent till proven guilty”? And how about “Judge not, lest ye be judged?”

    Careful, those of you who are throwing stones. The truth is we ALL live in glass houses. Hearne, I am proud to count you as my friend. Hang tough, buddy.

  35. Anonymous says:

    Rainbow Man

    A lawyer will never tell you this, unless they are a good friend.


    1. If you get pulled over and the cop asks you any questions about the possibility of you drinking that night….Immediately accept the fact that you may spend the night in jail. BUT.. That does not mean will not get a DUI. especially if you DO NOT BLOW.

    2. The cop cannot stick a needle in your veins to test you, and you. As an American, have no obligation to blow. DO NOT DO IT.

    3. Be very polite in your refusal. Later, the Judge may look at tape from the cop. This is especially important for the possibly drunk, but not falling down drunk driver. Even if the cop says he smells it… The judge can’t smell it. Say.. “I am sorry, but I would like to refuse this test.”
    Now if oyu are slurring and being an A-Hole etc… it could hurt you..

    4. You are not a circus animal. You are a human being, and an American. Politely refuse to take any field sobriety tests. You do not have to stand on one leg and touch your nose any more that terrorists can be waterboarded.. Do not do it.

    3. The cop will paint a picture that you are DEAD if you do not blow, or test… Again accept the fact that you will spend the night in jail.

    4. You will at that time either be let go… or arrested under suspicion of DUI.

    5. If you are badly drunk, this advice may not work because tape will show you being an idiot, and the judge will nail you… but you should follow this advice.

    6. If the copdoes arrest you after you have been polite and did not blow… Call Jay Vader or Ed Gillette.. Those dudes will get you off…

  36. Anonymous says:

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  37. Anonymous says:

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    click this link…

    bottom linbe…THEY ARE COMING FOR YOU,


    YOUR Federal governmant is forcing this upon us, are you going to let that happen?

  38. Anonymous says:


    Join AAA auto club for $59 a year. When you’ve
    had to much to drink call AAA and tell them
    your car won’t start. Tell them the alternator/
    starter/battery is dead. The tow truck driver
    could care less because he’s wanting to get
    paid for the tow. Order a flat bed to haul
    your car. Get the car on the hook…jump in the
    front seat of the tow truck and enjoy the ride
    home. You wake up without having to drive
    drunk and best of all your car is in your
    driveway so you don’t even need someone
    to drive you to your car.
    Cheaper than a cab…and they give you 5 tows
    a year for $59…..
    I’ve been doing this for years…and I’ve
    never had a dui.

  39. Anonymous says:

    If you’re on your second or third dui and you
    get stopped…pull over and lock all the
    doors in your car. the police can’t break
    into the car to get you. Go to sleep or
    just pretend you’re sick.
    If you know you’re going to get arrested…
    tell thepolice officer you’re having a
    heart attack. HOpefully you have insurance and
    that covers the $600 ambulance drive to a
    hosptial. They can’t touch you…they cant
    draw blood…they can’t ask questions..they
    can make you take a breathalyzer…lie down..
    tell them you’re having a heart atack.
    May cost you money..but it beat $10,000 for
    lawyers and time in jail etc.

  40. Anonymous says:

    Jack from Golden Days of Westport
    Hearne, sorry to hear about this….. gotta watch those “Scary Village” coppers….

    These Barney Fife’s who want to do a good job but can only give limited service due to Hitler Youth backgrounds from summer camps and white supremacist meetings and readings.

    You beat this thing.. hire the top guns and divert away.

    Learn the lesson however, don’t drink and drive.

    Best to ya, Jack

  41. Anonymous says:

    Gulliver Foyle, Jr.
    Was it the cop(s) who hang(s) out at the tennis courts on 79th? I figure they’re trying to get the people speeding going east on that long downhill 25 mph stretch. Mostly, I was surprised to discover you were a neighbor.
    Have you seen KCP&L working less than an hour a day on the replacement light pole between Canterbury and Falmouth just off 79th?
    I guess you don’t have to worry about a big wooden pole being stolen, do you? How long wil it be there do you suppose?

  42. Anonymous says:

    Gulliver Foyle, Jr.
    You can always tell a blog-nerd who posts twice in a row, but I just drove by where this happened. Why in the world wouldn’t you drive on Norwood? Shorter, faster, and wider.
    And going left of center is unavoidable on many of these streets, like 79th ‘tween Booth and Belinder, because of parking on narrow streets.

  43. Anonymous says:

    Bob Zimmerman
    I am a recovering alcoholic, have worked counseling substance abusers and know personally how devastating drug addiction and alcoholism can be. We don’t just wake up one day and decide to be an alcoholic or addict! For many of us it is a long progression that encompasses many years of functionality before the bottom falls out. My experience is that substance abusers often do drive drunk or under the influence of drugs even though they know it is wrong. Addictive behavior begets poor judgment and bad decision making, but it’s also a form of denial because giving up driving due to your addiction forces one to admit there is a problem. Most people who are not alcoholic but drink too much turn over the keys, take a cab or call a friend. They have no shame in this simply because they are not alcoholic or addicted. But true substance abusers continue to play a cat and mouse game with the police until they get caught. Then they tend to minimize or make light of their behavior while blaming the police for getting them off the street. The fact is, despite the rants in this blog, it is not the soccer moms or so-called law abiding citizens who drink too much, just this one time, that are filling our dockets and jails. It is the chronic abusers and if they insist on driving they will eventually get caught. I have no idea if Hearne Christopher is an alcoholic or addict but if he is, Hearne would already know it.

  44. Anonymous says:

    dude! You’ve really hit the shitter! You’ve also hit a few tree branches on the fall down!

  45. Anonymous says:

    joco citizen
    WOW! You know it amazes me, when people start trashtalking the police for doing THEIR job! Do any of you know what happens to police officers, day in and day out? They do a thankless job, with little pay and obviously little respect from the community! If you were shot at, ran off the road by someone who was impaired, I think you all would call the police! I am happy that our officers are out there, some who sacrifice their lives, to make our community safer. This is not a court, just a stupid website that someone sent me, i have never heard of this guy…blah blah, and everyone makes mistakes…. DUI is not the end of the world, get over it….take a diversion, and be done with it!

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  47. Maurice Gleauzinier says:

    what a surprise
    I work in Westport. I wouldn’t have to work at all if I had a nickel for everytime I saw HC jr stumble through shitfaced, usually with his nose up the ass of one or more of the glazers. Thank god you all have moved that shitshos to the legends!

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