Archive for Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Lawrence man arrested after rollover accident on Connecticut Street

February 13, 2013


A 22-year-old Lawrence man was arrested on suspicion of DUI and several other charges Tuesday night after a rollover accident in the 1200 block of Connecticut St.

Yair Mendoza Cantu was booked into Douglas County Jail about 10 p.m. Tuesday on suspicion of leaving the scene of an accident involving injury, failure to possess a driver's license and insurance, and DUI.

Police responded to the accident about 9:50 p.m., where witnesses told police an erratic driver in a silver, four-door 2002 Dodge struck a parked car and rolled the vehicle over before fleeing on foot, said Sgt. Trent McKinley, a Lawrence Police Department spokesman.

Cantu was found injured in a nearby alley and transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He later was taken to jail.

Cantu was released on $900 bond.

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july241983 1 year, 2 months ago

If he would have remained in custody, the county would have had to pay for his hospital stay.


guppypunkhead 1 year, 2 months ago

What an idiot. The speed limit is only 30 on that street, he must have been going way over to be able to flip that truck!


juma 1 year, 2 months ago

Here is the deal: have them post some stupid low bond and then they will run off and the DA and others don't have to do any work. Problem solved.


irvan moore 1 year, 2 months ago

wow, that sure seems like a low bond


cheeseburger 1 year, 2 months ago

$900 bond for those charges?

Our system is in serious need of revamping.


jhawkinsf 1 year, 2 months ago

I wonder why he didn't have a driver's license. Was it previously suspended? Is he ineligible for one?

Any chance he has the funds to pay his hospital bill?


ksjayhawk74 1 year, 2 months ago

Drunk driving, without a license or insurance, hit and run, fleeing the scene of an accident... Released on $900 bond...

Good thing he didn't have any weed or they really would have thrown the book at him.


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