Lawrence Police Officer Struck by Suspected Drunk Driver
Lawrence Police say an officer responding to a hit-and-run accident in the 1700 block of Tennessee Street was rear-ended by another driver. The officer was speaking with the owner of a vehicle involved in the hit-and-run accident, inside the police car, when they were struck. Both were taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Police suspect the driver was operating under the influence when he hit the police car.