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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Woman arrested after failing to stop for police

  • A Lansing woman was arrested Sunday after she allegedly failed to pull over for a Leavenworth officer and continued to drive home, according to a police spokesman.
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  • A Lansing woman was arrested Sunday after she allegedly failed to pull over for a Leavenworth officer and continued to drive home, according to a police spokesman.
    The officer was attempting to stop the 67-year-old woman followed her all the way to her residence on Continental Drive.
    Police were contacted about the woman around 2:30 p.m. Sunday. A person reported what appeared to be an intoxicated driver in the area of the Dillon's store at Eisenhower and Shrine Park roads. The caller apparently followed the vehicle, reporting that the driver stopped at a liquor store at 10th Avenue and Eisenhower Road, according to Maj. Dan Nicodemus, deputy chief of the Leavenworth Police Department.
    A Leavenworth officer saw a vehicle matching the description exiting from a parking lot at 10th Avenue and Eisenhower Road. The car traveled east, and it appeared the driver was unable stay within a single lane. The car also struck a curb, according to Nicodemus.
    The officer attempted to stop the vehicle, activating police lights and siren. Nicodemus said the the woman allegedly didn't stop, heading south on DeSoto Road in Lansing. Her car then traveled east on Ida Street before turning north onto Continental Drive.
    "She drove to her residence and parked in her garage," Nicodemus said.
    He said the another Leavenworth officer arrived on the scene and Lansing police also responded.
    The woman was arrested for allegations of attempting to elude police, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and refusing to take a breath test.
    Nicodemus said the woman apparently acknowledged knowing that the officer had been behind her.
    "She didn't believe the officer had reason to stop her," Nicodemus said.

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