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Archive for Monday, October 22, 2012

Man run over by vehicle; alcohol suspected factor

October 22, 2012

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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.

Comments

James Minor 1 year, 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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toe 1 year, 5 months ago

This is an unfortunate event for both the driver and street sleeper. No enforcement action or law would make any difference.

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dawndy 1 year, 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.

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Stacy Napier 1 year, 5 months ago

I would like the LPD to do what KCPD does too. Run DUI checkpoints, and extra patrols for DUI's. I have not seen a checkpoint in over a year and they print that they do what 1 or 2 extra patrols. How about having 4 officers EVERY Friday and Saturday night that only do DUI's ?

This town is a drunk joke.

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Keith Richards 1 year, 5 months ago

Very well said Sychophant.

I would like the LPD to do something similar to what was done by the KCPD in Westport a couple weeks ago. Setup a booth down on Mass for a few hours and let passerby's walk-up to do breathalyzers without repercussion. This would be a great way letting people know that you could easily be over the legal limit even after just a couple beers.

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Bob Forer 1 year, 5 months ago

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

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LJ Whirled 1 year, 5 months ago

Way to lay in the road, Junior.

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