Archive for Monday, August 3, 2009

Topeka man arrested on suspicion of DUI after man injured at convenience store

August 3, 2009


Lawrence police arrested a 21-year-old Topeka man early Sunday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated after a 23-year-old Lawrence man was struck by a vehicle in the parking lot of the Zarco 66 Station, 900 Iowa.

According to a Lawrence police report, at 2 a.m. outside the convenience store, Furu E. Ambam, of Topeka, became upset because he said the Lawrence man’s car had blocked in his vehicle near the gas pumps. The Lawrence man, Zachary Stephens, had left his white 1996 Oldsmobile Aurora running while he entered the store.

Witnesses told officers that Ambam then jumped in Stephens’ car to try to move it. Stephens then ran outside to try to stop Ambam, but the front driver’s side of the car struck the Lawrence man in the left leg.

Stephens was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital to be treated for a leg sprain, according to the police report. Police also tested Ambam’s blood-alcohol content, which was 0.087, according to the report.

According to jail records, police arrested Ambam on charges of driving while intoxicated, driving while his license was suspended, reckless driving and two outstanding municipal court warrants.

He has posted a $1,250 bond and was given a notice to appear in Douglas County District Court on Aug. 14. Cheryl Wright, a spokeswoman for the district attorney’s office, said prosecutors will have until then to officially file charges in the case.


Alexander Neighbors 6 years, 2 months ago

"Best Friends: money Weakness: money Fears: money Heritage: money" -blaq_da_rippa

puddleglum 6 years, 2 months ago

good gawd-another topekan

can't we sue that city for dumping all of their criminals on our system? at least send shawnee county a bill.

Alexander Neighbors 6 years, 2 months ago

"Believe in Yourself: all day

Want to go to College: n it like a speedo

Do you Smoke: yesssir

Do you Drink: yesssir

Shower Daily: yesssir

Been in Love: yesssir

Do you Sing: yes, lovely

Hate anyone: nope, all love ova hurr shawty! " -blaq_da_rippa

well........... to be accurate there was some "hatin" going on

Stuart Evans 6 years, 2 months ago

does Mr. Stephens get a ticket for leaving an unattended automobile running? why didn't the other fella get a temporary deprivation of property ticket as well? and .087 AC and he decided this was a good idea? while .08 may be drunk to the police, it's hardly enough to make you do something this stupid.

TtownKUlivin 6 years, 2 months ago

I came from Topeka and graduated from KU in 4 years. I guess I'm still considered a piece of trash to most of you.

Drew_Carey 6 years, 2 months ago

Can't give out points on that until we see your myspace Ttown. :)

Leslie Swearingen 6 years, 2 months ago

TtownKUlivin I think you have a right to be angry. The posters are really jumping on people today. No matter what the topic the response is hate. I don't know what is going on.

Alexander Neighbors 6 years, 2 months ago

Yea why didnt the other guy get a ticket ??? o I know the answer to this !

he was white.....

HogJiver 6 years, 2 months ago

I remember when we used to get drunk in Lawrence and go to Topeka. Seems like a waste of gas now.

I_Bejewel 6 years, 2 months ago

Anybody notice his last update on his MySpace? August 2nd. Mood: Hella Bummed. LOL! I wonder why?

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