Shortly after 2 a.m., Eudora Police reported a vehicle westbound on K-10 in excess of 80 miles per hour. Officers were able to catch up with that vehicle near the East Lawrence Business Park , around milepost 6. The driver was arrested for OUI and two outstanding warrants for Failure to appear in Municipal Court.
Officers in Lawrence conducted more than 13 vehicle stops this morning between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m.. One of those vehicle stops resulted in an OUI related arrest.
Shortly before 5 a.m., Firefighters from several area townships, just west of Lawrence, responded on a house fire at 1565 E 800 Road. The address is about a mile southwest of Highway 40 and the South Lawrence Trafficway. A responding Medic unit reported from that intersection they could see flames. Once units arrived on the scene they reported that the second floor and roof were fully involved with fire. The two occupants of the house, along with their dog, safely escaped from the house before firefighters arrived. No injuries were reported. More on this story can be found here from Operation 100 News or here from our reporting partners at the Lawrence Journal-World.
None of this morning's activity was reported to have involved any serious injuries.
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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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