Kansas City man passes out at the wheel of stolen vehicle

A medical emergency call turned into to felony charges for a Kansas City man earlier this year and he has now been bound over for trial.

Lee Travis, 32, is facing charges of tampering with a motor vehicle and possession of a controlled substance. He was bound over to trial and will appear in front of Judge Thomas Fincham on Thursday, Nov. 8 in Platte County.

According to court documents, the Kansas City Police Department responded to a medical emergency at The Temp Stop gas station at 4411 NW Barry Road in regard to a person passed out behind the steering wheel at pump No. 4 on Aug. 19.

Lee Travis

Lee Travis

Travis, in a white Dodge Durango, was behind the wheel of the running vehicle and was asleep in the driver’s seat. A set of needle nose pliers were next to the driver and the steering column was broken.

The vehicle was stolen from Grain Valley on Feb. 4, 2018.

He was placed under arrest for being in possession of the stolen vehicle. During a search of his person, a white, rock-like substance was found in his right, front pocket. It tested positive for methamphetamine. Syringes in the middle console were found after the vehicle was towed and they also tested positive for methamphetamine.

He pleaded not guilty to the charges in August before being bound over for trial. Court documents shows he posted a $5,000 surety bond on Oct. 25.