Archive for Monday, January 14, 2013

40 years ago: Vehicle chase leads police through town, KU campus

January 14, 2013


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Jan. 14, 1973:

A vehicular chase beginning at about 4 a.m. near Ninth and New York had ended later in the morning when Lawrence police arrested a man in his home. During the time the vehicle had been pursued by police, it had run over three stop signs and had driven through South Park on the west side of Massachusetts, through the grassy area and parking lot of Kansas University's Memorial Stadium, up the hill toward the Campanile and onto Memorial Drive and then West Campus Road. Officers said at that point they had lost track of the vehicle, which was soon located in an alley behind the owner's residence at 1017 Alabama. The driver was being held in the municipal jail, with bond set at $1,000, on 14 traffic violations including six stop sign violations, speeding, reckless driving, striking a fixed object with a moving vehicle, driving without lights in a vehicle at night, fleeing from an emergency vehicle, and three counts of damaging city property.


Sarah St. John 5 years, 2 months ago

And yet, incredibly, no charges related to intoxication.

I would not know what to think if I saw a car driving across South Park or up Campanile Hill. I would probably laugh, though.

LadyJ 5 years, 2 months ago

I kept waiting for someone to suggest that this person may have been an older relative of sank4ever's husband. Perhaps an uncle?

bearded_gnome 5 years, 2 months ago

I could just hear the banjos in the sound track. lol.

so, where's that driver today!

Sarah, missed you for a couple days.

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