A 36-year-old Lawrence man was arrested Thursday evening after being involved in two separate accidents near the downtown area.
According to Lawrence Police Sgt. Dave Hubbel, the incident occurred about 7 p.m. near the intersection of Sixth and Massachusetts streets. The suspect's vehicle struck another near the intersection and continued westbound, rolling up over the curb. The suspect's vehicle had a broken axle and lost one wheel but continued rolling along, striking another vehicle near Sixth and Vermont streets.
Hubbel said the victim from the first accident had followed the suspect on foot as the vehicle continued to roll in an attempt to possibly apprehend the man. The suspect, who had exited the vehicle carrying a sledgehammer and boots, continued away from the scene through a parking lot near Dempsey's Burger Pub, 623 Vermont.
Police caught up to the suspect and arrested him there. He was booked into the Douglas County Jail on charges of leaving the scene of an accident, failure to report and accident, public consumption, open container and driving while intoxicated.
No one was reported injured.