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.