Archive for Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Driver faces multiple charges after alleged hit-and-runs

October 7, 2008


An 18-year-old Bonner Springs man accused of causing a string of hit-and-run accidents in Lawrence Friday night faces multiple municipal court charges.

Police said Andrew Gregory fled the scene of an accident about 11 p.m. Oct. 3, at 15th and Iowa Streets, and caused a set of three additional accidents. He was driving a red truck.

Police said the suspect driver rear-ended a car stopped at a red light at Ninth and Tennessee streets. After backing up and fleeing the scene of the second accident, the suspect backed his truck up and traveled north on Tennessee Street, a one-way southbound street. Officers said the suspect then swerved his truck around a patrol car that was trying to stop him, struck a parked car in the 600 block of Tennessee, and then hit a moving vehicle at Sixth and Tennessee.

The suspect was eventually stopped and arrested in the 500 block of Louisiana, and alcohol is being investigated as a contributing factor, police Sgt. Bill Cory said.

Gregory was booked into Douglas County Jail on 10 city charges, including transporting an open container, possessing alcohol as a minor, attempting to elude an officer, reckless driving, and several charges related to the four accidents. He was released the next night on $1,500 bond, jail records said.


Steve Jacob 9 years, 7 months ago

OMG, I hope someone can please find his myspace page, if he has one (I think about every 18 year old in America has one) and post the link. Would probably make my day.

Jim Phillips 9 years, 7 months ago

What is it with all of these hit and run wrecks in this town? Oh wait! Silly me! College kids and booze!

packs_of_wild_dogzz 9 years, 7 months ago

Guardian (Anonymous) says:"What is it with all of these hit and run wrecks in this town? Oh wait! Silly me! College kids and booze!"So you know this was a college kid how?

Jim Phillips 9 years, 7 months ago

packs--I never said he was and I never said he wasn't. I was making a general statement. So, can I assume you are denying there is a problem with college kids, booze, and hit and run wrecks in this town?

been_there 9 years, 7 months ago

Maybe he heard you can get away with it in Lawrence if you leave the scene.

John Hamm 9 years, 7 months ago

A Bonner Springs man in a truck. I kinda seriously doubt he was a student at KU.

HootyWho 9 years, 7 months ago

been_there and bndairdundat hit the nail directly on the head ^5 kinda sad huh?

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