Former city councilman pleads guilty to resisting arrest

By Bill Lukitsch, @Bill_LukitschDE

Former City Councilman Lance Jack pleaded guilty Monday to a single misdemeanor charge of resisting a peace officer for an incident that occurred in January 2015. 

Carbondale police arrested Jack, 45, on Jan. 30 for allegedly driving while intoxicated and resisting a peace officer, along with two other petty offenses. Jack was stopped for driving the wrong way down a one-way street and failed to cooperate with police when asked to perform a field sobriety test, according to the Jackson County State’s Attorney’s office.

Jack was sentenced to one year probation and 100 hours of community service. The state dismissed all other charges — including misdemeanor DUI — following the guilty plea.


The charges against Jack came as he was running a re-election campaign to retain his position on city council. He lost his seat in April 2015.

Jack, owner of hamburger restaurant Fat Patties, was arrested in August 2008 on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, improper lane usage and possession of less than 2.5 grams of cannabis.

He had a previous DUI in 1993, for which he received 18 months of supervision, according to Jackson County court records. 

Bill Lukitsch can be reached at [email protected] or 618-536-3329.