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.