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Suspect in December car chase faces 10 charges, fails to show up for court appearance

Prosecutors this week filed 10 charges against a 23-year-old Lawrence man accused of leading police on a chase and crashing into a car earlier this month, Douglas County District Court records said.

December 30, 2009

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Jaime Infante

Jaime Infante

Prosecutors this week filed 10 charges against a 23-year-old Lawrence man accused of leading police on a chase and crashing into a car earlier this month, Douglas County District Court records said.

But the suspect, Jaime Infante, did not show up for his first appearance Wednesday in Douglas County District Court, prosecutors said. Infante was released from jail on $2,525 bond, said Chief Assistant District Attorney David Melton.

Police said Infante led officers on a Dec. 16 chase that lasted less than five minutes. During the chase, officers said, the man ran his truck into a car, injuring one person inside. The chase started near 23rd Street and Barker Avenue and ended at 23rd Street and Ponderosa Drive.

Prosecutors charged Infante with two counts of fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, reckless driving and various other traffic infractions.

Comments

somebodynew 4 years, 9 months ago

@JackRipper - sadly our State does not have a provision for no bail no matter what. Now, in Douglas County you historically get very low bonds as opposed to some other counties. The judges around here refuse to set high bonds that would prevent this type of thing, even though it happens a lot.

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igby 4 years, 9 months ago

I noticed that by looking at the booking site at DGCO-Jail, some people have bonds and some people don't but after they go to court they have bonds. This guy had a bond and bailed out when this happened. It appears the DA's office filed these additional charges before he appeared in court; which he jumped bond and kept on running.

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igby 4 years, 9 months ago

Jack-the-ripped: It $5,000 if you kill someone, case and point.

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ralphralph 4 years, 9 months ago

Idea: Mandatory jail time for "flee & elude".
Idea #2: May be a bit more substantial bond for someone not showing many signs of submitting to authority. Y'think?

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Matthew Herbert 4 years, 9 months ago

he looks like a poor man's Brendan Fraser. Maybe his cell mate will think so too!

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yankeevet 4 years, 9 months ago

How about having him shovel the sidewalks around Lawrence; if they catch him..............

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christy kennedy 4 years, 9 months ago

Except that two people were in the car and both were injured. Sheesh.

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Ian Brown 4 years, 9 months ago

Man... The only thing I have to say is this: that haircut is bada$$. This week I couldn't decide between getting a fade or a mullet, but from this day forward I will get the "Infamous Infante." That thing is wicked. It's like a bowlcut/.... something. I'm jealous.

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