Driver arrested after crash in the 1500 block of Mass Street

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Post updated at 4:54 p.m. Sunday, July 3:

A driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence following a crash that left a vehicle on its roof Saturday night on Massachusetts Street.


The crash was reported just before 10:30 p.m. Saturday in the 1500 block of Massachusetts Street.

It was reported as an injury crash; however, “Reports on this incident are still being processed so I am unable to provide detailed information on any other damage that may have occurred during the crash but I do not see reports of any resulting injuries,” Laura McCabe, a spokesperson for the Lawrence Police Department, said via email Sunday.

McCabe said an officer on patrol had observed a white Ford Explorer traveling southbound at a high rate of speed in the 1100 block of Massachusetts Street.

“The officer pulled out to the intersection of South Park and Massachusetts Street, heading southbound and quickly lost sight of the vehicle but soon noticed movement in the 1400 block of Massachusetts Street where he discovered the white Ford Explorer rolled over on its roof in the roadway,” McCabe said.

An eyewitness at the scene said the vehicle had flipped and traveled pretty far down the road on its roof.

Another witness said the driver of the white vehicle that flipped over was taken into custody. The driver could be seen standing in the road talking with officers before being arrested and did not appear to be injured.

McCabe said an officer had helped the driver out of the vehicle, and the driver told police he did not need medical attention.

August Rudisell/Lawrence Times A vehicle flipped on Saturday, July 2, 2022 in the 1500 block of Massachusetts Street.

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