Archive for Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Driver tries to elude police, rolls car near 25th and Ousdahl

A driver who attempted to flee from police rolled his car near 26th Street and Ousdahl Road at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.

March 18, 2009, 1:47 a.m. Updated March 18, 2009, 9:32 p.m.

Driver flees from police, crashes car

A driver rolled his car this morning after leading police on a chase. Enlarge video

A driver rolled his car early Wednesday morning after leading Lawrence police on a chase through a neighborhood south of Kansas University.

The driver, a 28-year-old Lawrence man, ran a red light heading south at 19th and Tennessee streets at 1:30 a.m., police said.

“When an officer tried to pull the car over, the driver failed to yield,” Lawrence Police Sgt. Susan Hadl said. “He attempted to flee from the officer, taking side streets and some major streets through the Centennial neighborhood.”

After driving west on 21st Street, east on 22nd Street, and north on Carolina Street, the man proceeded to Ousdahl Road and headed south across 23rd Street.

The driver then tried to turn east on 25th Court but could not negotiate the turn, causing his car to roll over.

Medical personnel arrived shortly to treat the man, who was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital for treatment of minor cuts to his forehead.

The driver was arrested on charges of operating under the influence, attempting to elude police, reckless driving, no insurance and driving while suspended. Bond was set at $1,050.


RoeDapple 9 years ago

Couldn't outrun the radio when I was young and dumb. Looks like the same holds true............

Let the speculation begin..................

The_Voice_of_Reason 9 years ago

I was lucky enough to see some of the that chase last night... figured the guy was dui, no surprise there...

Chris Ogle 9 years ago

Lucky he didn't kill someone. Bet he feels like a real idiot, not to mention every bone in his body must be hurting.

jonas_opines 9 years ago

DUI with a suspended license. Good job buddy. You made a bunch of really intelligent decisions last night, didn't you?

Jonathan Becker 9 years ago

It's brake, then gas, turn, hit the apex, then floor it. This will allow you to get to the stop sticks waiting down the road.

hawkman8950 9 years ago

Good thing i wasn't in that area at the tim that all happened, would have been hard for me to complete my newspaper route with no car if i was plowed into for sure. Poor S.O.B., looking forward to see what he gets coming to him.

zissou 9 years ago

What speculation? He was driving under the influence and tried to run from police. I can't see what we'll need to determine.

Bunny_Hotcakes 9 years ago

Clearly he didn't listen closely enough to The Stig on his practice laps. You've gotta go slow to go fast!

(Seriously, I'm glad nobody aside from this jackass was hurt.)

woodenfleaeater 9 years ago

I thought I lived in Douglas County, not Hazard!!

gsxr600 9 years ago

^ I like the Top Gear reference! I'm not a car expert, but that looks like a Chevy... why would you even think you could get away against a Ford police interceptor with a crap car? Maybe a sportbike or Lambo. That would do the trick.

conservativepunker 9 years ago

What a maroon. Yeah, if he had stopped a little trouble. Now....

RoeDapple 9 years ago

zissou (Anonymous) says…

"What speculation? He was driving under the influence and tried to run from police. I can't see what we'll need to determine."

At the time of my original post that info wasn't included with the article.

Keep watchin'..........................;-)

kusp8 9 years ago

But I wanna go Fast! If you ain't first you're last.

Clearly this guy was last. What a dumbarse.

50YearResident 9 years ago

"The driver then tried to turn east on 25th Court but could not negotiate the turn, causing his car to roll over"

He would have been caught anyway as 25th Ct to the east is a dead end off Ousdahl. This is real close to the recent fatality wreck on Ousdall as well. The neighbors will be getting nervous.

gphawk89 9 years ago

Y'all need to practice your fleeing and eluding skills a bit. I never had a problem with eluding when I was in school there. Of course, it helped to have a car that was quite a bit faster than the one in the picture. And to not drive under the influence.

Bud Stagg 9 years ago

He'll be driving again next week. Bet he has other DUI's. If he does, then then he should not see daylight for at least a year. I don't understand how we can allow someone to get multiple DUI's? It's like letting a drunk run around with a loaded gun, eventually he/it will kill someone.

woodenfleaeater 9 years ago

Guns don't kill people. People kill people.

maxcrabb 9 years ago

In all seriousness, the curve directly to the north of 25th Court on Ousdahl is dangerous enough when you're going 25-30 with cars parked on the side of the road and oncoming traffic in the other lane.

I've had some southbound drivers not watching they're speed, with some surprised looks on their faces as we pass inches from each other.

So, I imagine if you are drunk or speeding at night, things don't get any easier.

bearded_gnome 9 years ago

with where this started, I wondered if sven erik alstrom/cool/spiderman/ariadne/rusty2 had finally snapped!

oh well, all's well that ends well! just hope he ain't driving again for a long time! too many drunks on the road now without letting out those convicted of DUI!

neks0104 9 years ago

It is time for him to stay where he belongs. What is wrong with those people here? more violence, more crime, more DUI? The city needs to do something now.

somebodynew 9 years ago

@keebler1rk - "allways a great idea to chase drunks through city streets, at high speed. Can't see how anybody would possibly get hurt."

As opposed to just letting them run - at high speed - on their own and crash and hurt someone???? Because once the lights and sirens come on, if they are going to run they do and they don't stop or slow down just because the lights go out.

And how do you know that is why they are running, maybe they are not drunk and just committed a serious crime (hurt one of your family members) and are trying to get away, but are sober?? Maybe they just did the shooting in the 1300 block of N.J. (per the other story) and that call hasn't been broadcast yet???

There is a whole lot of reasons to run and the poor officer who first starts following just doesn't have that information. But I guess if it is too inconvienent for them to stop, the cops should just say OK, see ya later.

bearded_gnome 9 years ago

oh somebodynew, you know according to people like keeblerelf the police are at fault. kinda makes me wonder about Keebler's rapsheet.

if lpd had a helicopter then ground chase wouldn't be so necessary as opposed to interseption, stop sticks, etc.

I'm glad the constabulary gave chase this time.

in the future will be EMP-guns and the chase will last less than a block and then the perp's car's electronics turn into paperweights. boy that'll be funny.
sometimes I wish I had such a device myself to shut down the thuggy-thuggy-bump-bump loud stereo cars since lpd won't enforce rolling noise disturbances.

skinnee11 9 years ago

Gnome says: I wish I had such a device myself to shut down the thuggy-thuggy-bump-bump loud stereo cars since lpd won't enforce rolling noise disturbances.

Reply: Oh, Gnome! Quit being such a fuddy-duddy! Loud music is good for the soul.

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