After appearing before a judge this week for driving with a revoked license, Raymond Roland returned to his white pickup truck and drove away, along with his attorney, who had bummed a ride back to his law office. The Kansas City Star says they didn't know that police were watching them as part of a sting targeting revoked drivers who remain on the road. An officer quickly pulled over the truck and arrested Roland – again – for driving with a revoked license.
Roland told police he was just trying to get his life back in order. If Roland truly wanted to get his life back in order, said Sgt. Danny Graves, he shouldn't drive without a license. Roland was one of four people arrested in the 90-minute court surveillance Monday afternoon, during the second such courthouse sting this month. Focusing on revoked drivers at the county courthouse is particularly efficient, Graves said. Most drivers must accrue four municipal convictions for driving without a license before their case is referred to state court. “We know where they're going to be at this particular time,” he said. “And if they're driving to court, it really shows disrespect for any kind of law or rules.”