Archive for Thursday, May 20, 2010

One arrested after road rage altercation

May 20, 2010


A 20-year-old Lawrence woman was arrested early Thursday morning after being involved in a road rage incident.

According to Lawrence Police Sgt. Ted Bordman, the incident reportedly began after two groups of individuals were involved in an altercation at Wilde's Chateau, 2412 Iowa St. The two groups entered different vehicles and left the area heading north on Iowa Street shortly before 2 a.m.

Bordman said one of the occupants of one vehicle allegedly threw a bottle at the other car and swerved into the other vehicle on several occasions. A passenger in the vehicle called police as the incident was in progress, fearing for their safety.

Bordman said the two vehicles turned and headed east on 23rd Street. The vehicles drove past Massachusetts street, where an officer was able to witness the incident in progress.

The suspect vehicle then attempted to make a right-hand turn where there was no turn. The result was a vehicle accident in which the vehicle's occupants, one man and three women, were not injured.

The 20-year-old driver of the suspect vehicle was booked into the Douglas County Jail about 2:52 a.m. on charges of aggravated assault.


Chris Ogle 7 years, 10 months ago

"The suspect vehicle then attempted to make a right-hand turn where there was no turn"

Smart guy, really smart.

Zachary Stoltenberg 7 years, 10 months ago

What part of "A 20-year-old Lawrence woman was arrested" makes you think it was a guy?

whats_going_on 7 years, 10 months ago

officials are determining if alcohol was a factor


greenworld 7 years, 10 months ago

No last call or club axis so now they are just driving around trying to kill one another.

Maddy Griffin 7 years, 10 months ago

Wilde's Chateau will be the new hot spot. Wonderful.

kernal 7 years, 10 months ago

close the bars @11pm week nights, 1am on Saturdays and no driver's license until 21. Hey, if you can't act like mature adults, you shouldn't be treated as one. That should cut the texting drivers by 50%.

RoeDapple 7 years, 10 months ago

There's never a driveway where you need one . . .

homechanger 7 years, 10 months ago

How does this qualify as "road rage". The problem started at a bar then the chase ensued. True road rage starts on the road. Usually caused by one party driving poorly and pissing someone like me off. I am the king of road rage!

Kris_H 7 years, 10 months ago

If it was really road rage, it would be an unusual scenario for the instigating driver to be a woman. Not saying it doesn't happen, it's just not nearly as common as for men to be doing it. This does sound more like a fight that just happened to get carried on after everyone got in the cars.

But who cares--the suspect got arrested and one more Lawrence citizen causing trouble in their own fair city was off the street long enough to calm down, we hope.

Stuart Evans 7 years, 10 months ago

I think women are the silent majority of road-ragers. it happens a lot more than you think.

Deja Coffin 7 years, 10 months ago

No kidding... more often then not I'm getting the finger from some other woman then a guy but maybe that's because I'm a woman myself.

matthewjherbert 7 years, 10 months ago

booked on aggravated assault.............and DUI perhaps?

Boston_Corbett 7 years, 10 months ago

yea, they are giving real road ragers a bad name. These were parking lot ragers.

asbury 7 years, 10 months ago

Now no one will know what I was laughing about!!

1029 7 years, 10 months ago

Uh, maybe it was because you were supposed to yield the right of way. I'm guessing this was heading west out of the East Hills Business Park? I've seen several near misses caused by idiot drivers who think that third lane just gives them the go-ahead to not have to wait for passing traffic. If your lane is ending, you are the one that is supposed to yield right-of-way. It isn't some kind of race to the end of the lane at which point the winner just gets to merge in front of the other car.

Also, I'm sure plenty of road rage instances are caused by idiot drivers who enter onto an interstate and just completely disregard the yield sign at the end of the on-ramp. It's still a yield sign. It's your responsibility to time your entrance so that you can safely merge in between cars. And the cars travelling in the lane that the on-ramp merges into should never have to slow down just to let the merging car get in front of them. That gets pretty dangerous when there are other cars traveling behind.

shawn1040 7 years, 10 months ago

1029 - you nailed that one! You are SO right about people entering K-10 westbound.. I love it when they move into the right hand lane going 30mph, expecting people to move over for them.

Fugu 7 years, 10 months ago

This is not typical for Wilde's Chateau.

Mister 7 years, 10 months ago

Sounds like they're from Eudora. How dare them bring such horrific behavior to Lawrence.

Kris_H 7 years, 10 months ago

I agree, women drivers do a lot of bird-flippin' and trash-talkin', but I still think it's less common for them to say, chase down another vehicle and try to bump it or run it off the road. I guess it depends on how you define road rage.

I sure wish I had caught the removed comment that got the "LOL" before it got zapped. :)

Clark Coan 7 years, 10 months ago

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