Archive for Thursday, March 22, 2012

Rural Baldwin City woman’s vehicle rolls during brief police chase

March 22, 2012


A rural Baldwin City woman was taken to the hospital Wednesday night after rolling her car during a brief pursuit with police.

Baldwin City police Sgt. Mike Underwood said an officer attempted to stop the vehicle about 10 p.m. because he suspected she was driving under the influence.

She failed to yield and drove away north on Eisenhower Street. Once she drove beyond the city limits the woman lost control of the car on a gravel road rolling the vehicle on East 1750 Road.

Underwood said the pursuit last for fewer than two minutes and did not exceed 40 mph. Officers were able to help the woman get out of the vehicle. She was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital for minor injuries. A blood sample was taken and will be forwarded to prosecutors for a decision about formal charges. An LMH spokeswoman said she was treated and released.

Sgt. Steve Lewis, a Douglas County Sheriff’s spokesman, said DUI and reckless driving were listed as contributing factors to the accident. An accident report identified the driver as Judith Brich, 45. Sheriff’s officers investigated the accident because it occurred in the county.


blindrabbit 6 years, 1 month ago

What no Pit maneuver or Taser! Good work on the part of Sherrif's Dept. Bet she's got a tripled duty hangover now.

BlackVelvet 6 years, 1 month ago

I believe it was Baldwin Police who pursued and apprehended this person. The Sheriff's Office investigated the related accident. So, good work on the part of Baldwin PD!

Ricky_Vaughn 6 years, 1 month ago

Must've been fresh out of basketball tickets...

John Hamm 6 years, 1 month ago

You didn't read the article correctly - this was the Baldwin City PD not Lawrence...

Aimee Polson 6 years, 1 month ago

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. Less than two minutes at 40 mph or slower and she rolls the car. I'd be panicking too.

DennisAnderson 6 years, 1 month ago

Hello Cheeseburger. The policy statement is: "The Journal-World generally does not identify sex crime suspects unless they are convicted." This is not a story about a sex crime. Dennis Anderson Managing Editor

Bruce Elliott 6 years, 1 month ago

What a whiner!! Who gives a rats back side about a name in the story. Read the story and understand what the article is telling you and paint the picture. It doesn't matter if the name is Bozo the Clown.

Naming a person in an article only lets you know if it is a person you know or not. That's what it really boils down to. If it is a name you don't recognize, then you most likely will not care. If it is someone you know, you are shocked and in disbelief.

In the end, whether you know the name or not, your going to stereotype anyway, which is what most of these comments are about. People speculate and think they know the truth, which is how gossip starts.

So, Dennis.....don't worry about it. These people are whiners.

Alex Parker 6 years, 1 month ago

Pywacket and cheeseburger, the reason this person was named is because she was involved in a traffic accident. That is consistent with our policy.

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