Archive for Sunday, January 1, 2012

Busy New Year’s night for police, but no serious incidents

January 1, 2012

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It was a busy New Year's night for Lawrence Police, as officers responded to fights, domestic disturbances and noise complaints.

But nothing serious, said Sgt. Kirk Fultz.

"It was one of the busiest (New Year's) ever," he said. "It was nothing big, just enough to keep us busy."

One of the larger incidents involved two fights that broke out, about an hour apart, in the 3100 block of Iowa. Ten police units responded to the first incident around 3 a.m. and broke up a fight. Officers returned about 3:45 a.m. to settle down another fight in the same general area.

However, the Douglas County Jail book log did not show any arrests related to either incident.

Drunk Driving

In a span of less than eight hours, area law enforcement also made four arrests for driving under the influence. The arrests occurred between midnight and 8 a.m. New Year's Day.

Driving under the influence arrests averaged about 2.5 per day in Douglas County, according to 2009 statistics provided by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.

For more information about some of the other police calls overnight, check the Operation 100 News blog

Comments

bearded_gnome 3 years, 2 months ago

In a span of less than eight hours, area law enforcement also made four arrests for driving under the influence. The arrests occurred between midnight and 8 a.m. New Year's Day.

---law enforcement sure must not have been trying very hard fighting drunk drivers!

if they had set up on my corner, they would have caught at least 8 DUI's without leaving the intersection.

Bob Forer 3 years, 2 months ago

It's a night requiring extreme caution. The regular drunks are out every night, and they usually don't scare me too badly. It's the inexperienced drinker who doesn't know his or her limit and gets wasted on New Year's eve which you have to watch out for.

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