Archive for Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Low-speed chase leads to arrest

March 31, 2009, 5:52 a.m. Updated March 31, 2009, 3:16 p.m.


Lawrence police arrested a 24-year-old man for attempting to elude officers early Tuesday morning, police said.

Sgt. Ted Bordman said an officer recognized the Cadillac driving on Sixth Street and knew the driver had municipal warrants for his arrest.

When the officer tried to pull the car over at 1:36 a.m., the driver went through a red light at Sixth Street and Rockledge Road, Bordman said. The officer pursued the car to the 400 block of Missouri Street, where the driver pulled into his home driveway. He was then placed under arrest. The pursuit never reached high speeds, Bordman said.

The suspect was booked into Douglas County Jail on city charges of attempt to elude and driving with a suspended, revoked or canceled driver's license, but released on $200 bond. He's scheduled to appear in Lawrence Municipal Court April 22.


just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 9 years, 2 months ago

Sounds like he just wanted to park his car at home.

RoeDapple 9 years, 2 months ago

I had a bowl of Wheat Chex this morning. Is that news?

Sharon Aikins 9 years, 2 months ago

Sorry, Roe, have to have something more like a croissant and tea. It happened, they reported it with very little space wasted. Look at it this way, no one was shot and no bars were involved. Now that's breaking news here lately.

Linda Aikins 9 years, 2 months ago

Of course it is, Mr. Dapple! Tomorrow's follow-up: Cheerios!

Confrontation 9 years, 2 months ago

I don't know about the rest of you, but if I had multiple warrants and lived in a town where all the cops know me, then I'd move. Oh, and I wouldn't be driving anything as obvious as a Cadillac.

sherbert 9 years, 2 months ago

So what was going on out at Clinton Lake last night? There was some sort of chase going on, did I miss that in the paper?

weatherguy48 9 years, 2 months ago


What happened at Clinton lake was kind of odd. First off, Winnie the Pooh got loose and began running around the lake/dam area shouting anti-Tigger epithets. He was apprehended eventually, but due to something that the local authorities refer to as 'Pooh Power', he was able to escape from custody. He was last seen in the center of the lake floating on a home-made raft singing old Skynard songs.

Man, when they burn out, they REALLY burn out.

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