Archive for Tuesday, February 10, 2009

On the record

February 10, 2009

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A pedestrian who was hit by a car Friday morning was drunk, a Lawrence police spokeswoman said Monday.

David Kalb, 45, Lawrence, was flown by air ambulance to Kansas University Hospital in Kansas City, Kan., after the accident, which occurred shortly before 7 a.m. on 11th Street between Kentucky and Vermont streets.

“The investigation determined that he was intoxicated in the roadway,” said Kim Murphree, police spokeswoman.

Police on Monday identified the driver who hit Kalb as William Woods, 42, Lawrence. The car was westbound in the 200 block of West 11th Street, police said.

Kalb’s condition was not made available by a hospital spokesman on Monday. Police said he was alert and conscious when he was taken to the hospital.

Kalb will be cited for being drunk in the street; for crossing the street at a spot other than at a marked crosswalk; and for failing to yield to all vehicles in the road, Murphree said.

Law Enforcement report

• Lawrence Police arrested a 38-year-old Lawrence man Monday evening on charges of aggravated burglary, criminal threat, criminal damage to property and battery.

The arrest stemmed from a reported domestic problem on Sunday afternoon. A 34-year-old Lawrence woman said that at 2:40 p.m., her boyfriend came over to her apartment in the 800 block of Garfield Street. He kicked down the door and began arguing with her.

According to police reports, a doorframe and chain lock were damaged during the incident. The suspect was arrested in the 600 block of Florida at 7:24 p.m. Monday.

Fire calls

• Kitchen fire, 2:08 a.m. Monday, 1012 Emery Road.

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