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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ksjayhawk74 5 years 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.

sturgen 5 years ago

no doubt about the weed. That kid from KU who was less of a flight risk had a little over 1oz of weed had a $28,000 bond. Pathetic. Perhaps instead of charges the state legislature could just have a nice prayer session for him and then Boom, fixed.

jhawkinsf 5 years 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?

irvan moore 5 years ago

wow, that sure seems like a low bond

juma 5 years 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.

Budgets_Smudgets 5 years ago

Toe's attitude explains why the US has a prison population 5 times the rate of those dangerous countries like France, Germany, and Spain. And they don't even have concealed carry laws to protect them.

Lisa Medsker 5 years ago

"...those dangerous countries like France, Germany, and Spain"?

Umm, Okay. I hope that was sarcasm.

jhawkinsf 5 years ago

"Do you want him to sit in jail on your nickel?" - As opposed to him driving drunk, no license, no insurance, destroying people's property and winding up in the hospital, also on our nickel. Not to mention the chance we're all taking that his next joy ride might result in injury to innocent bystanders.

"Do you want him to sit in jail on your nickel?" Yes appears to be the better of two bad options.

guppypunkhead 5 years 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!

july241983 5 years ago

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

Budgets_Smudgets 5 years ago

Toe wants to pay these hospital stays. Just ask him.

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