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Man arrested after causing multiple accidents

A 42-year-old man caused several car accidents Sunday morning. The man was taken to the hospital for injuries and is charged with a number of traffic violations.

January 24, 2010

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Driver causes multiple accidents

Police arrested a 42-year-old man Sunday morning after he caused several accidents. The man was transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital and will be charged with a number of driving violations. Enlarge video

A 42-year-old man was arrested Sunday morning after causing multiple vehicle accidents.

According to Lawrence Police Sgt. Ted Bordman, the man was driving his 2003 Mitsubishi Galant westbound in the 1100 block of Sixth Street just after 2 a.m. The man then rear-ended a pickup truck near the intersection of Sixth and Maine streets. After striking the truck, the man drifted into the left lane and sideswiped another vehicle.

No one was injured in either accident.

Bordman said the man did not stop at the scene, but instead continued driving westbound on Sixth Street. As he neared the intersection of Sixth and Iowa, the man began drifting left of center, eventually crossing into oncoming traffic lanes and striking a utility pole on the south side of the street.

The impact sent the vehicle into a small ravine in the southeast corner of the intersection and into a City of Lawrence junction box.

The man suffered head injuries in the accident and was transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital for treatment. His condition was not immediately available. Bordman said alcohol was being investigated as a likely factor in the incidents.

Traffic was temporarily slowed while emergency crews worked to clear the scene.

The man is being charged with driving under the influence, driving while revoked, reckless driving, driving left of center, not wearing a seatbelt, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to report an accident and inattentive driving.

Comments

Jersey_Girl 4 years, 10 months ago

Dude is going to be one unhappy camper when he sobers up.

The_Voice_of_Reason 4 years, 10 months ago

I hope the City of Lawrence sends this dirt bag the bill for replacing the traffic light control box he took out...

Kris_H 4 years, 10 months ago

Oooo, that Galant probably doesn't look so good.

I'm glad he only hurt himself (but sorry about the other cars) and that he wasn't driving some big ol' show-off truck or SUV...

Driving while revoked. Enough of that can earn you a prison sentence. Wonder if it will do any good.

kansasmutt 4 years, 10 months ago

I would bet he walks on all counts. Courts are so full of repeat offenders they just slap a wrist and say move on.

bearded_gnome 4 years, 10 months ago

revoked? for what LJWorld?

revoked for DUI?

in bulgaria it used to be your second DUI put you in front of a firing squad...guess what, they had a lot less DUI's.

The man is being charged with driving under the influence, driving while revoked, reckless driving, driving left of center, not wearing a seatbelt, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to report an accident and inattentive driving.

---wow, find more charges!

Kris_H 4 years, 10 months ago

The specific reason(s) his license is revoked would be non-public KDOR information, only available to law enforcement.

I can tell you, though, that to get revoked you have to do a whole lot of bad driving/driving while suspended from other bad driving, and that often does include multiple DUI offenses.

Boeing 4 years, 10 months ago

They sure the head injuries didn't come before the crash? Because, uh, it sounds like it...

jonas_opines 4 years, 10 months ago

That car looks tiny. Or those firefighters are really tall.

Funny, though, my first thought when I saw the headline was maybe it had something to do with White Owl dancing too close to a major road.

jetgirl 4 years, 10 months ago

Oh hey, I know this game! It's called Burnout: Takedown. I wonder if he got the crash multiplyer.

Jonathan Becker 4 years, 10 months ago

If the driving while revoked arose out of other dui's, then this dui at a minimum means 90 days as a special guest of Ken McGovern.

Randall Barnes 4 years, 10 months ago

DANG MUST STILL BE AT LMH BECAUSE HE HASN'T BEEN BOOKED INTO JAIL YET.AROUND 9:30 THIS MORNING THE CITY WAS WORKING ON FIXING THE TRAFFIC CONTROL BOX,THEY HAVE THEIR FLASHING LIGHTS GOING AND ORANGE CONES OUT,WELL SOMEONE CALLS LKPD AND REPORTS AN ACCIDENT,FUNNY

kernal 4 years, 10 months ago

cheeseburger, don't be so quick to put the blame on Branson until you read this: http://governor.ks.gov/file/Grants_Program/SAPBreport.pdf

tomatogrower 4 years, 10 months ago

If his license was revoked already, and he is still drinking, he has a problem, but it shouldn't be our problem. Throw him in jail! He'll probably just have to go to a couple of AA meetings, then they'll set him loose.

Cody Ochs 4 years, 10 months ago

bearded_gnome (Anonymous) says… "in bulgaria it used to be your second DUI put you in front of a firing squad…guess what, they had a lot less DUI's[sic]."

That information is incorrect. A Bulgarian told me so. Don't believe everything you read on the internets.

ivalueamerica 4 years, 10 months ago

Any connection to this and the Marions sudden absence? Just a question.

bearded_gnome 4 years, 10 months ago

90 days if prior DUI? man, that's light! no, I'm not trolling or joking. DUI, especially if he was revoked already for DUI(s) he should'nt see the outside world for a much longer time!


That information is incorrect. A Bulgarian told me so. Don't believe everything you read on the internets.

sometimes people from a country are ashamed of its past. I elieve the bulgarian firing squad for second DUI was back when Bulgaria was a Soviet client state.


Cheeseburger, absolutely right! no real consequences, then people feel free to keep doing the cr*p.
and, we are all endangered because of a sappy local justice system. q

bearded_gnome 4 years, 10 months ago

http://cda.morris.umn.edu/~sadd/laws.html

lists Bulgaria as I described, plus some other interesting ideas for punishing DUI drivers.

just google: "drunk driver" bulgaria" "firing squad"
and you'll find over 700 refs.

Dunno why the bulgarian said otherwise.

errita 4 years, 10 months ago

Not only did this happen and the other stories on here last nights but a 2am last night(this morning) my husband heard screeching and a loud crash on north michigan. we got in the car to see if everyone was ok. The vehicle fled but had clearly smashed into the guard rail where north michigan dead ends and bent the signs back. Very busy night for Lawrence Police.

puddleglum 4 years, 10 months ago

Bulgarians don't even drink that much.... whatever-If you really want to experience life in the real world, get yourself over to a small country called trans-dneister sometime. Its lovely, but maybe the wildest place on Earth. and make sure to leave your american express card and all of your jewelry at home!

compmd 4 years, 10 months ago

What Starlight said.

But I am in favor of shooting repeat drunk drivers. Or dousing them in Bacardi 151 and lighting them ablaze. It sends a message.

Leslie Swearingen 4 years, 10 months ago

Driving and Drinking

The blood/alcohol limit in Bulgaria is 0.5 grams of alcohol per litre of blood. Police have the power to carry out random alcohol tests on drivers at any time, refusal to take the test may lead to further penalties. Depending on the exact level of alcohol, drivers are subject to different fines and confiscation of their driving license for a period of time.

http://bbs.angloinfo.com/countries/bulgaria/driving.asp#alcohol

Leslie Swearingen 4 years, 10 months ago

When I was at the Sally shelter there was a man who had six dui's and was still driving. He would show up unable to pass the breathalyzer test and they would wave to him as he drove away. I am sooo disillusioned!

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