Police are searching for a 23-year-old man after he fled during a traffic stop.
Lawrence police Sgt. Craig Shanks said a police officer pulled over a white 1993 Honda Accord for an illegal license plate violation at 8:02 p.m. Friday in the 600 block of Tennessee Street.
Shanks said the driver, Kyle Anthony Waymon Mendez, handed the police officer his ID and drove away from the scene at a high rate of speed while the officer was checking the ID.
Police discontinued the chase at the corner of Ninth and Tennessee streets after the driver nearly collided with another vehicle.
Shanks said Mendez has a warrant out for his arrest in Lyon County.
Shanks asked anyone who knows the whereabouts of Mendez, a 5-foot-10-inch white male, weighing about 145 pounds, or anyone who has seen the vehicle to please call 911.