Charges Reduced in GI Mayor’s Drunken Driving Case

jay-vavricekProsecutors have filed a misdemeanor reckless driving charge against the Mayor of Grand Island.

Howard County Attorney David Schroeder filed the charge Monday morning after receiving the lab reports regarding Jay Vavricek’s blood alcohol content following an arrest for drunk driving on March 2.  Vavricek was stopped in Howard County after a citizen reported that he was driving erratically.

Prosecutors would not disclose their reason for reducing the charges or the results of Vavricek’s blood alcohol level tests.  He was originally charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.

Vavricek is due in court on Wednesday.  He faces up to three months in jail, a $500 fine or both.  Reckless driving is a Class IIIA misdemeanor.



  • jeremy

    that’s bullspit why should he get off the hook if anything he should be punished worse than anyone else wtf kind of example does this set?????

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  • Smokey

    Of course he’s getting off. He’s in a position of power. If he were a regular citizen, he’d be treated like the rest of us.

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  • PB

    Maybe, just maybe, it was once again an overzealous member of the largest most well armed gang in america (the police) and the results of the blood test proved he was not drunk driving.

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    • Arnold

      Wrong. Get your facts straight! His BAC was well over the legal limit. Also, if you would READ THE STORY, a citizen called him in. So much for your “theory.”

      Impeach him now! What a terrible black eye Grand Island has now. It’s sad and pathetic.

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