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Archive for Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Motorcycle chase ends in arrest, multiple felony charges

December 25, 2012

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A 28-year-old man was arrested on multiple felony drug and weapons charges early Tuesday morning after law enforcement officers were led on a high-speed chase of a motorcycle through North Lawrence and ended in Watson Park.

Douglas County Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Steve Lewis identified the suspect as Dakota Dale McDaniel, whose address is unknown. He was charged with illegal distribution of controlled substances and drug paraphernalia, illegal possession of a firearm and possession of stolen property, as well as multiple traffic offenses. He was also being held on outstanding warrants from Johnson County.

Lewis said a sheriff’s deputy attempted to pull over a motorcycle after noticing its vehicle tag had no expiration sticker. The driver fled southbound on U.S. Highway 59 at a high rate of speed toward the Kansas River bridge. The deputy discontinued the chase because of the high speed and radioed ahead to Lawrence police officers who were waiting on the other side of the bridge. The deputy later found the motorcycle crashed near the bridge with the driver’s helmet lying nearby.

Police officers then picked up the chase as the suspect tried to flee on foot through Watson Park, running back and forth between Kentucky and Tennessee streets.

McDaniel was arrested near Sixth and Kentucky streets and taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. He was then booked into Douglas County Jail where he was being held without bond as of Tuesday afternoon.

Comments

Matthew Herbert 1 year, 11 months ago

Pretty cold day to be flying on a motorcycle.

50YearResident 1 year, 11 months ago

Windchill alone would have brought him down and ended the chase with temps19 deg @ 80 mph on a motorcycle.

frankfussman 1 year, 11 months ago

Good job by our law enforcement officers. Good thinking.

bearded_gnome 1 year, 11 months ago

Police officers then picked up the chase as the suspect tried to flee on foot through Watson Park, running back and forth between Kentucky and Tennessee streets.

---pretty cold day for a foot pursuit too!

I hope the good officers had strong hot coffee or something equivalent after that!

thanks for working Christmas, the black hats don't take a holiday.

TheBigW 1 year, 11 months ago

Hey there, Dakota Dale McDaniel

Here is a hot news flash for you..... You can out run the car... but you can't out run the radio!

film at 11.

workinghard 1 year, 11 months ago

Don't know about that, but if you google his name, he has done his share.

Tamaralaug 1 year, 11 months ago

No, its not the same guy. That guy's last name was Kunkle and he was only 20.

Bob_Loblaw 1 year, 11 months ago

Yes....thank you LPD officers. Most of the time people on these boards just talk trash on LPD...I'm sick of it. No one should have the right to criticize unless they have spent time chasing a dude down in freezing temps as well on a holiday.

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