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September 22nd Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up


At 1:52, Lawrence Police were called to the area of W 6th Street and George Williams Way after a caller reported he had rolled his SUV. That caller told emergency dispatchers that he was not injured but, his SUV was leaking something, possibly gasoline. Several officers and one fire unit responded to the area where they located the man and his SUV in a parking lot in the 5700 block of W 6th Street. The fire crew reported that the SUV was on its top. After administering field sobriety tests, officers determined that the man was intoxicated and he was arrested on a OUI charge.

At 3:40, Police were called to the 1600 block of Tennessee Street on a report of fireworks in the area. It was unclear if officers caught up with those responsible for the fireworks show or not.

Around 4:30, Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to the area of Tee Pee Junction to check for an erratic driver. A caller to 911 reported that an oncoming vehicle had swerved into his lane and forced him off of the roadway. That caller then turned around and followed that vehicle while calling 911. The vehicle drove into North Lawrence where LPD was able to catch up with both the suspect and victim. As of this report, it does not appear anyone has been arrested related to the incident. No injuries were reported.

At 5:04, a Police officer reported finding smoke coming from the playground wood chips at Pickney School, 810 W 6th Street. The officer requested one fire unit to respond to extinguish the "glowing embers". Other than some burnt wood chips, no damage was reported to the playground equipment.

Law Enforcement throughout the county recorded five OUI/DWI related arrests. One of the vehicle stops came after a Lawrence officer reported a vehicle traveling in excess of 80 miles per hour, eastbound on 23rd Street and continued eastbound onto K-10. A short time later, a Eudora officer spotted the same vehicle traveling in excess of 104 miles per hour. The Eudora officer was able to catch up with and stop the vehicle. That driver was arrested and faces charges of OUI, Reckless Driving, and No Insurance.

None of this morning's activity was reported to have involved any serious injuries.

The activity blogged here is only a sampling of some of the things that Douglas County Law Enforcement and Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical respond on. To see a complete list of Lawrence Police activity, the department has that available on their website along with several easy to use maps that show approximate locations for Police activity.

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