Archive for Monday, October 22, 2012

Man run over by vehicle; alcohol suspected factor

October 22, 2012


Alcohol is suspected as a contributing factor in an incident early Friday morning in which a Lawrence man was run over by a vehicle, according to Lawrence Police Sgt. Trent McKinley.

Police responded to the intersection of North Seventh and Ash streets about 1:20 a.m. Friday and found a man, identified as 22-year-old Elbert Davis Jr., lying face-down in the roadway. The 21-year-old driver of a Dodge Stratus, Lawrence resident Wade Briscoe, told police he was driving westbound on Ash Street when he saw Davis lying in the road, but he was unable to stop in time and ran over Davis.

Davis had critical injuries and was taken to a hospital.

McKinley said alcohol use was suspected by both Davis and Briscoe, but police were awaiting further blood alcohol test results before any possible arrests would be made.

A condition update on Davis was not available Monday night.


Bob Forer 5 years, 5 months ago

Another peril of driving after drinking--involvement in an accident where sobriety may not have made a difference in outcome.

SWJayhawk13 5 years, 5 months ago

I don't know how you "haven't seen a checkpoint in over a year", because I've seen a handful, one of which was the first weekend after school started.

Dawn Davis 5 years, 5 months ago

Do any of you know where the street is located? It is in N. Lawrence jus south west of THE FLAMINGO CLUB .-Not down town so maybe LPD need to do sobriety check points some where other than the bridge & 6th street..--Heck maybe they both had one to many lap dances. But I do hope the man is recovering well.. The man driving the car should be prosecuted for DUI & be thankful he didnt kill the guy wether he was in laying in the road or driving a car.

James Minor 5 years, 5 months ago

Driving while intoxicated and lying face down in the road while intoxicated, are both punishable offenses that require jail time, fines, and your license suspended.

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