Lawrence Police were involved in a very short car chase around 2:15 this morning. The chase began southbound on Harper Street near E. 21st Terrace. The officer in pursuit reported that the driver signaled before he turned eastbound onto E. 23rd Street. The chase ended quickly when the driver pulled into his own driveway in the 1900 block of E. 23rd Street, with Police right behind him. Officers conducted a felony car stop and the man was taken into custody without further incident.
Douglas County booking logs show the driver to be a 33-year-old, Lawrence man. He now faces charges for OUI, attempt to elude, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Also new this morning, the Kansas Highway Patrol continues to investigate after a 28-year-old Lawrence woman was struck by a vehicle on Interstate 435 near Kansas Highway 10 in Lenexa. More on this accident, including her name can be found on the Operation 100 News website.
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Lawrence Police conducted at least seven vehicle stops this morning, one resulting in a OUI related arrest. The Sheriff's Office also conducted a couple vehicle stops with one resulting in a OUI related arrest.
Around 2:20 a.m., Lawrence Police were called to check on a report of gunshots heard in the 2500 block of Cedarwood Avenue. One caller reported hearing what she believed to be two gunshots. Officers checked the area and were not able to locate anything suspicious.
At 2:46 a.m., Police were called to investigate the sound of a possible explosion in the 600 block of N 2nd Street. Two officers checked the area and did not report locating any damage or signs of an explosion.
Officers also recorded two arrests in the 500 block of Colorado after responding on a report of a battery. Both of the arrested people had outstanding warrants for their arrests. One subject had three narcotic related warrants and the other subject had a Failure to Appear in Municipal Court warrant.
None of this morning's activity was reported to have resulted in 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.
Some of the activity blogged above was reported as it was unfolding by Operation 100 News. Learn how to receive breaking news updates here.