Lucas Baumbach says his charge of driving without privileges stems from a citation over auto insurance — and a traffic stop the day after his wedding.
Writing on his blog, the former state Senate and Boise City Council candidate said he will fight the charges.
"In court I will be fighting to defend our freedom to move without ridiculous restrictions that make criminals out of all of us. I will also be fighting to keep Idahoans from having their license suspended without due process and actual conviction. What happened to innocent until proven guilty? I’ll put myself on the line for the freedom of others. But, who thinks that any man can fight alone? Even King David had his thirty warriors. I encourage the courageous to find their voice. If we don’t speak out, these things will not change."
The legal sags, as Baumbach explains it, is complicated.
Baumbach said he was cited six months ago on the insurance change, and was told to bring his auto insurance policy up to date. He says he did this the following day.
Yet on April 15, after a traffic stop, a police officer cited Baumbach on a charge of driving without a license — and Baumbach says he was told the charge may have stemmed from the insurance citation.
A warrant was issued for Baumbach's arrest. Baumbach turned himself in Thursday on a failure to obey citation, a misdemeanor count stemming from the driving-without-privileges citation.
Here's a link to Baumbach's full blog post
(Hat tip: George Prentice of Boise Weekly, who originally wrote about Baumbach's post.)