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Police use Taser and pepper spray to detain driver after brief chase

A 19-year-old Atchison man is apprehended Tuesday after police pursued him through east Lawrence after observing reckless driving.

A 19-year-old Atchison man is apprehended Tuesday after police pursued him through east Lawrence after observing reckless driving.

May 4, 2010, 12:32 p.m. Updated May 4, 2010, 12:55 p.m.


Atchison man arrested after brief chase

Police arrested an Atchison man after being led on a brief car chase Tuesday afternoon. The man was uncooperative and officers were forced to use a taser and pepper spray on the man. He was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital as part of standard procedure after the incident. Enlarge video

Lawrence police used a Taser and pepper spray to detain a 19-year-old Atchison man Tuesday after a short vehicle chase in east Lawrence.

Sgt. Bill Cory, a Lawrence police spokesman, said an officer tried to stop the suspect’s car shortly after noon when the officer saw him driving recklessly near Seventh and New Jersey streets. The suspect’s car also nearly struck the police car, Cory said.

After a short pursuit from Eighth and New Jersey streets east to the city’s Kaw Water Treatment Plant, 1400 E. Eighth St., the man eventually stopped in the parking lot. But he failed to comply with an officer’s command to get out of the vehicle.

“After a struggle, he was taken into custody,” Cory said.

The man also had a large dog in the car with him that was acting aggressively, Cory said. An animal control officer arrived to take the dog away.

The man was taken by ambulance to Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Cory said he did not believe the suspect was injured, but it is the department’s policy to have suspects examined by a doctor when a Taser is used. He will eventually be taken to the Douglas County Jail, police said.

The suspect was arrested on a charge of reckless driving. The incident is still under investigation to determine whether he will face additional charges, Cory said.


gladiatr 3 years, 11 months ago

Ok. The running bit was beyond stupid, however...

If you don't know what "7th and New Jersey Street" means, take a little drive. It's not quite a banked turn. The gentle curve of 7th street as it turns into NJ almost beckons some types to accelerate and make the turn on the "inside" (ie: the wrong side of the street). Sure, I want the LPD to patrol that area, but as much as I appreciate their efforts, I'm still waiting to hear about them busting one of the Penny's trucks.

As annoying as the average crazy driver can be, nothing keeps the laundry soap folks in business more than driving down the street and having a cement truck accelerating around the inside turn (ie: taking up the entire street) coming straight towards you. Come to think of it, I wonder if this kid doesn't drive for them--the Penny's mix yard is on the nub of E. 8th street that they stopped him on...


slappedyomomma 3 years, 11 months ago

the cops at the Phillies/Cards game tazered a kid that ran onto the field last night. too bad he was a minor. now the PD will get sued.


bearded_gnome 3 years, 11 months ago

If this idiot was stupid enough to run from the police and then disregard their orders once stopped he deserved the taser. How freaking stupid can a person be?

---or, more stupider [cuzin word thar] you routinely bag on the LPD no matter what, and criticize them for doing a good job, that's real stupid.

note LG40/troll, the punk from Atchison is okay/uninjured, and really got something to think about there. driving like that, he could have killed somebody. but you idjiot, you kneejerk attack the LPD on every relevant article.

maybe you just need some therapy and psychoactive drugs?

some have wondered: are you married to Smitty [other rabidly antiLPD poster]?


Monica Miller 3 years, 11 months ago

Wow! Sure have been a lot of chases lately...people growin some cajonas lately! WTF? And it's not even summer yet!


somedude20 3 years, 11 months ago

TJ Hooker never needed a taser (but Capt Kirk had one)


yankeevet 3 years, 11 months ago

Taze him again; just for good measure.............


macon47 3 years, 11 months ago

big deal just another punk skin head with a pit bull pretty normal for around here


Multidisciplinary 3 years, 11 months ago

Willing to bet the folks at the ER had an interesting afternoon too.


plastictweaker 3 years, 11 months ago

The dog looked reeeeaaaaaal aggressive


granny 3 years, 11 months ago

gosh !! unbelievable the way people are driving anymore - what has gotten into them? I was driving through North Lawrence yesterday morning around 6:00 a.m. and saw a younger woman stop at a red light, look around a little bit and then ran the stop light. Not only that, the speed limit through that area is 25 MPH. Have you ever tried to do 25 MPH and have a car so close to you that you can't see their headlights? Where are people getting the money & "guts" or should I say ........"could care less attitude" - beats the HELL out of me. The LPD can keep their taser, I will drive 25 MPH and get run over. Good luck to the rest of you that insist on disobeying the law.


autie 3 years, 11 months ago

damn, what part of all that knocked his shoe off? Sure has been a lot of "chases" lately....the K-10 thing, another one yesterday, oh, and the slow speed truck chase yesterday. sounds like a prelude to the summer riots.


lawrenceguy40 3 years, 11 months ago

Wow - this must feel like Christmas for the egos at LPD. They get a chase and they get to use their Taser. Maybe a a good idea to stay off the road while they are in this mood - they will not be satisfied until they kill an innocent driver.

Doughnut sales must be doing well in town this week.


gop 3 years, 11 months ago

That will teach the punk to resist and maybe a few of his punk friends too.


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