Archive for Sunday, January 15, 2012

25 years ago: A bad day to be a Lawrence police car

January 15, 2012


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Jan. 15, 1987:

After having been bumped by a reckless driver a few days before, a Lawrence police car was struck again today by a car containing two Kansas University students. A little after 2:00 a.m., after being told that a charcoal Datsun was chasing a young woman, police officers spotted the car and began following it. The Datsun immediately doused its lights and drove through the darkness for about ten blocks, made a U-turn, and then headed straight toward the patrol car, striking it in the front end. No injuries resulted, other than the estimated $2,500 to $3,000 in damages to the police vehicle and $8,000 to $10,000 in damages to the Datsun. The jail log for the two students indicated charges of driving while intoxicated, possession of marijuana, making terroristic threats, reckless driving, driving with no insurance, attempting to elude police officers, not stopping at a stop sign, and driving without headlights.


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