Archive for Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Hearing set for driver in optometry clinic crash

April 13, 2011


A Lawrence man accused of drunken driving and crashing into an optometrist’s office appeared in Lawrence Municipal Court Wednesday morning.

Court personnel said a judge Wednesday scheduled a plea hearing for Leith Jon Stevenson, 27, for May 8. Stevenson was arrested March 29 on charges of reckless driving and DUI.

Police and prosecutors accuse Stevenson of losing control of his Chevrolet Camaro and crashing into a wall at 4:50 p.m. March 29 of a frame-fitting room at Lawrence Family Vision Clinic, 3111 W. Sixth St., which is near Sixth Street and Lawrence Avenue.

Police said that two people inside the clinic were knocked across the room but that no one suffered major physical injuries. Stevenson’s blood alcohol-content was 0.109 after an evidentiary breath test, according to the accident report from police. The legal limit to drive in Kansas is 0.08.


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