Archive for Sunday, May 24, 1998


May 24, 1998


A Lawrence man tried to escape a speeding ticket and an arrest for driving with a suspended license Saturday afternoon, but ended up in more trouble when he hit another car while fleeing.

Jason Paul Bowden, 19, was arrested for driving while his license was suspended, no proof of insurance, attempting to elude police and leaving the scene of an accident.

Sgt. Mark Warren said an officer caught Bowden driving 50 mph in a 30 mph zone on 27th Street. Instead of pulling over, however, Bowden led the officer on a chase to Ridge Court, 26th Street and Ousdahl Road, before ending at Colony Woods Apartments, 1301 W. 24th.

Bowden's car hit another vehicle in the 2500 block of Ousdahl Road, but Warren said no one was injured. The cars sustained minor damage.

Bowden remained in the Douglas County Jail on $800 bond Saturday night.

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