Archive for Tuesday, March 31, 2009

On the record

It appears alcohol is to blame for a rollover accident early Saturday morning.

March 31, 2009


Law enforcement report

• Douglas County Sheriff’s officers arrested a 22-year-old Lawrence man accused of four counts of aggravated robbery.

Officers had a probable cause warrant for the man’s arrest. He was taken into custody at 5:42 p.m. Monday in the 2600 block of East 26th Street. He was arrested on aggravated robbery charges, as well as one count of aggravated burglary and three counts of failure to appear.

• Lawrence police determined that alcohol was to blame for a rollover accident early Saturday morning.

According to a Lawrence Police Department accident report, the crash happened around 12:20 a.m. after the driver ran a red light at Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive.

The car then struck a utility pole and overturned, sending the driver to Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Police cited the driver with running a red light and operating a vehicle under the influence.

The 52-year-old Overbrook woman was treated for her injuries and released from the hospital.

• Police are still looking for the suspect in a double stabbing Friday night at an east Lawrence restaurant.

Police said a woman stabbed two people after an argument turned into a physical fight at Set ’Em Up Jack’s, 1800 E. 23rd St.

One of the victims, a 42-year-old Colorado woman, suffered a puncture wound to the right side of her chest. She declined to be transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

The other victim was cut on the leg while trying to break up the fight.

Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson said he received an affidavit from police, and he’ll review it before filing any criminal charges.


flyin_squirrel 9 years ago

Drunk driving is a major problem in this town that the police department needs to start addressing. Drunk Driving is not a priority of the LPD.

cowboy 9 years ago

Substance abuse in general is a growing issue , increased meth , a growing number of young junkies , and we wonder why crime is up. when was the last time anyone was arrested for major dealing here , I can't honestly remember. seems to just be accepted. A sad situation.

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