Archive for Saturday, October 6, 2012

Man arrested after low-speed car chase

October 6, 2012


A Meriden man led Lawrence police officers on a low-speed chase Saturday morning that ended with three deflated tires, a broken car window and a damaged police vehicle.

According to Lawrence Police Sgt. Craig Shanks, at 7:15 a.m. an employee of Motel 6, 1130 N. Third St., called to report difficulties with an intoxicated man demanding re-entry into a motel room in which he owed payment.

The man then fled, and the clerk gave his vehicle tag number to the Lawrence Police Department. Lawrence police found the vehicle driving near Sixth and Michigan streets and attempted to pull the driver over. The driver refused to stop continuing up Sixth Street at a slow speed. Police deployed spike strips flattening three of the vehicle’s four tires, but the driver continued traveling at a speed between 10 and 20 miles per hour. Police were finally able to bring the vehicle to a stop after it collided into the back of a patrol car near the intersection of Sixth Street and Kasold Drive.

Shanks said officers had to break the vehicle window open to apprehend the man. Officers found both drugs and alcohol in the vehicle.

Shanks said the man had prior warrants. The Lawrence Police Department arrested the man, 25, on charges of aggravated assault, criminal property damage, driving while intoxicated, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, attempting to flee/elude, transporting an open container, disorderly conduct and littering.


Ron Holzwarth 5 years, 6 months ago

I was in the right place at the right time to get a good photo of another low-speed car chase!

classclown 5 years, 6 months ago

Sometimes you read a news story at LJWorld and you just have to LOL. This is one of those times.

audvisartist 5 years, 6 months ago

I was at the Walgreens on 6th and Kasold right after the chase and the cashiers were so excited that something was going down right across the street. It was funny!

RoeDapple 5 years, 6 months ago

look this is done and i spoke with the journal world an they are watching the site and removing anything thats i ask them too, regardless of the true e hollywood story you idoits seem to think this is its truly no ones business, you can form our own opinions and how dare any of you talk crap about how we deal with our kids and this situation. you guys can make jokes and comments, but in reality its you all that have the problems. last a certainly not least i repeat, I STAND BY MY HUSBAND I WILL BE THERE FOR HIM AND YOU GUYS MAY THINK HES A THUG WELL THINK THAT HE IS MY THUG AND HATS OFF TO ALL MY THUGS OUT THERE, I SUPPORT YOU ALL TOO!! MY HUSBAND MY LIFE OUR BUSINESS!! THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR COMMENTS AN HAVE YOURSELF A GREAT AN BLESSED DAY. I SHALL PRAY FOR ALL OF YOU!! NOW I HAVE CHILDREN TO ATTEND TO AN A HUSBAND TO DEAL WITH. I THINK MY HUSBAND IS COMPLETELY JUSTIFIED IN EVERYTHING AND SUPPORT IT ALL.

A "classic" from - sank4ever

SWJayhawk13 5 years, 6 months ago

Someone needs to turn off the caps lock and step away from the computer...

Liberty275 5 years, 6 months ago

He had his fun. Now he might have to pay for it.

cowboy 5 years, 6 months ago

Roe , whats up , is this his second chase ?

I happened to listen to this chase on the the scanner. LPD let this guy go all the way out sixth then all the way back at 20 mph. Officers wanted to box him and were called off by a supervisor so as not to damage a LPD car. The problem is they let him come back into town. Lucky he didnt hurt someone .

This chase should be reviewed

RoeDapple 5 years, 6 months ago

Nah, at least not that I know of. autie's comment triggered memories of the slow speed chase from a couple of years ago that went a bit viral when relatives of the perp came on to defend him.

Matt O'Reilly 5 years, 6 months ago

They couldn't let that littering charge slide, huh? :)

RoeDapple 5 years, 6 months ago

Jonathan Kealing 3 years, 6 months ago

I'm officially putting a fork in this thread.

Jonathan Kealing (former) Online editor

rachelind 5 years, 6 months ago

Glad the scumbag gave the cops a reason to arrest him, finally.

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