Police pursuit in west Lawrence ends in crash, arrest

A 34-year-old Lawrence man fled police early Monday morning after being pulled over on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. The short chase ended with the man crashing his car into parked vehicles in the driveway of a west Lawrence home, according to police.

At 2 a.m. Monday, an officer followed a vehicle driving erratically on Sixth Street westbound toward Kasold Drive, said Lawrence Police Sgt. Trent McKinley. The driver pulled into Kwik Shop, 3440 W. Sixth St., and the officer approached him.

“While doing so he noted the driver appeared intoxicated and had an open container of beer in the vehicle,” McKinley said.

The officer then asked the driver to step out of the vehicle for a sobriety test, McKinley said. The driver agreed, then sped away.

The officer pursued the suspect north on Kasold Drive, and then west on Trail Road. As the suspect approached Monterey Way, the wet roadway caused the driver to lose control, McKinley said.

The suspect left the roadway, crashing his vehicle into cars parked in the driveway at 3816 Trail Road, about a half mile away from the Kwik Shop where the chase began.

The suspect resisted arrest and attempted to punch the officer, McKinley said. That officer then used a Taser on the suspect and handcuffed him.

The suspect, William Deervin Glover, was transported in a police vehicle to Lawrence Memorial Hospital for minor injuries and blood tests. He was later booked into Douglas County Jail on suspicion of multiple crimes, including attempting to elude police, driving while intoxicated, assault, open container, no proof of liability insurance, driving with a suspended license and three counts of failing to appear in municipal court.