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Lawrence man arrested after striking parked cars, flipping own vehicle

September 3, 2011

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Students stand and watch as an accident cleanup crew spreads sand over oil on Indiana Street. An 18-year-old Lawrence man was arrested after driving into three parked cars before having his own come to rest on its side. No one was injured in the accident.

Students stand and watch as an accident cleanup crew spreads sand over oil on Indiana Street. An 18-year-old Lawrence man was arrested after driving into three parked cars before having his own come to rest on its side. No one was injured in the accident.

Police arrested an 18-year-old Lawrence man Saturday evening after the vehicle he was driving crashed into three parked cars before flipping onto its side.

According to Lawrence Police Sgt. Randy Roberts, the accident occurred in the 1000 block of Indiana Street just before 7 p.m. Roberts said the man had been driving northbound on Indiana Street when he drifted into the parked cars on the west side of the road. The small SUV he was driving then flipped on its side. The man was able to exit the vehicle under his own power and without any injuries.

The man was booked into the Douglas County Jail on charges of operating under the influence, reckless driving and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Comments

blindrabbit 2 years, 11 months ago

Late for the kickoff for the KU game, just trying to find a parking place! Too bad it was not televised at the jail.

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Citizen77 2 years, 11 months ago

At least he missed the houses.

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jhawkinsf 2 years, 11 months ago

Not every male becomes a "man" on his 18th. birthday. This child deserves to be "grounded" and have his driving privileges suspended, say for a decade. Hopefully, he will have grown up by then.

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Ron Holzwarth 2 years, 11 months ago

I strongly suspect that the small SUV he was driving had been supplied by his parents for his use while a student at K.U., and this is his first semester here. And, he didn't get very far into his first semester before he got in big trouble. I'm quite sure that not only is he in trouble with the law, he's also grounded by his parents for a while, and his wheels won't be replaced.

Unless his parents haven't grown up either.

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buffalo63 2 years, 11 months ago

I would hope he would get "grounded" or at least have to pay for his next vehicle. Unfortunately there are some parents who will take the insurance money and get him another car within a couple of days. All I know is my butt would be in jail for quite a while if I was in his position. We all make mistakes, mine was not looking where I was driving a hitting a parked car at 15 mph. I had to pay to repair the only family car and the increased part of the insurance premium for a year. Lesson learned.

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OonlyBonly 2 years, 10 months ago

Not a minor. Not a sex related case. Where's the name? "18 year old Lawrence man."

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