Archive for Thursday, August 14, 2008

Police say alcohol was factor in rollover accident

August 14, 2008, 2:08 a.m. Updated August 14, 2008, 4:55 p.m.


A 22-year-old woman was arrested on charges of operating under the influence, after police said she caused a two-vehicle rollover accident about 1:30 a.m. Thursday, a Lawrence Police report said.

The crash, which left one Jeep upside down, occurred on Sixth Street between Schwarz Road and Crestline Drive, near the entrance to Tuckaway Apartments.

Police said the driver of a silver Volkswagen Jetta, Linaya Newstrom, made an improper left turn in front of a red Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Tara Stephens, 17, according to the report.

Newstrom was arrested for operating under the influence, the report said.

According to police, the two women involved in the accident, both of Lawrence, were treated at the scene and did not suffer any major injuries.

Police diverted westbound traffic on Sixth Street in the area until the scene was cleared.


hawklet21 9 years, 9 months ago

That is absolutely and completely untrue, jackdaniels. I always go the speed limit on sixth street, and my car is right side up thank you very much.

amyc 9 years, 9 months ago

official "Children Driving Trucks" week--although I think that title really belongs to the week surrounding August 1

twaldaisy 9 years, 9 months ago

Oh there is a huge difference in the traffic. Just wait until this weekend when the kids can move into the dorms. Accidents waiting to happen.

imahappyhippie 9 years, 9 months ago

would anyone have guessed that there was anything other than drugs and/ or alcohol involved ... in either of the two roll-over accidents on 6'th street this week? well, i try to be a happy hippie... now let's all try to get along.

twaldaisy 9 years, 9 months ago

Students are baaaaccckkkkkkk. Hope everyone involved is o.k.

janeyb 9 years, 9 months ago

Actually with all the accidents this summer, one must ask, did we ever leave?

jackdaniels 9 years, 9 months ago

Anyone doing the speed limit on Sixth Street would be run down like a crippled dog.

esl03 9 years, 9 months ago

Thats why I live in North Lawrence- less, alot less, Students.

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