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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Overturned car found at golf course

  • An overturned car was found abandoned Monday morning at a Leavenworth golf course, a police spokesman said.
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  • An overturned car was found abandoned Monday morning at a Leavenworth golf course, a police spokesman said.
    Authorities were able to track down the car's driver after she went to a local hospital. She now faces charges for allegedly leaving the scene of an accident.
    The overturned 2003 Honda Civic was reported to police at 7:37 a.m. at the Oaks golf course, 3200 Shrine Park Road.
    Maj. Dan Nicodemus, deputy chief of the Leavenworth Police Department, said the vehicle was found about 300 feet west of the intersection of Shrine Park and McDonald roads.
    Nicodemus said McDonald Road ends at a T-intersection with Shrine Park Road. It appeared the vehicle had been traveling west of McDonald Road and continued through the T-intersection onto the golf course property.
    While there was no one in the vehicle when it was discovered, there were signs someone had been injured inside the car.
    "We checked local hospitals," Nicodemus said.
    Initially, police did not turn up anyone connected to the crash. But, a check later in the day revealed  the driver had gone to Saint John Hospital for treatment, Nicodemus said.
    Officers met with the 23-year-old Leavenworth County woman at about 1 p.m. Monday at the hospital.
    "The driver stated she was going way too fast to stop or turn at Shrine Park," Nicodemus said.
    Police were told the crash occurred around 3 a.m. Monday.
    The driver had a large cut on the back of her head, swollen wrists and some abrasions, Nicodemus said.
    A 26-year-old Lansing woman who had been a passenger in the car also had a cut on her head and possibly a broken wrist.
    Police cited the driver for allegedly driving recklessly and having no proof of insurance as well as failing to report the accident to police and notify the property owner.
    Nicodemus said there was no indication the driver had been intoxicated. But, because of the time that had elapsed, it would have been tough to prove impairment.

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