Archive for Monday, July 17, 2006

Lawrence man arrested after car wreck

July 17, 2006


A Lawrence resident was arrested early Sunday morning after the car he was riding in crashed into a utility pole near 31st and Louisiana streets.

The car, driven by 33-year-old Kimberly Taylor, Lawrence, struck a pole just before midnight Saturday night after losing control of the vehicle. The accident knocked out power to some homes nearby.

Lawrence Police, Douglas County Sheriff's officers and Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical responded to the scene, and after questioning, arrested the 27-year-old male passenger on charges of attempted manslaughter, said Lt. Kari Wempe, a sheriff's spokeswoman.

Wempe would not say whether the man had grabbed the steering wheel or interfered with driving in some other manner, saying that sheriff's officers continue to investigate the incident.

Sheriff's officer interviewed a woman passenger before she was transported to Kansas University Hospital in Kansas City, Kan., with serious injuries.


Angel Gillaspie 11 years, 8 months ago

The car crashed into the utility pole after losing control of itself... Don't these newspaper writers have to take some courses in English grammar? If not, they should...

Chrissy Neibarger 11 years, 8 months ago

what... power out to some homes nearby?? i live out by target and our power was out for an hour because of it.. made me miss my madtv!

vandilism33 11 years, 8 months ago

Well me and a couple of freinds were over at checkers in the parking lot and car was driving all crazy and almost ran us 3 over and they were screaming at us. Then they sped off and we saw like 89 cop cars follow after them. Im pretty sure thats the guy because it happend that general timespan.

justsomewench 11 years, 8 months ago

89, eh? and through a parking lot, no less! out of anger at you and two friends, even. helluva deal.

(and they say the recall of witnesses can be unreliable, pshaw!)

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