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An off-duty Lawrence police detective was arrested on suspicion of driving below the affect

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A Lawrence police detective was arrested and positioned on depart Saturday after allegedly crashing his automobile whereas impaired.

Based on Lawrence police spokeswoman Laura McCabe, officers responded to a name reporting a non-injury crash within the 1500 block of Lindenwood Lane at 12:30 p.m.

The caller stated they have been at residence and heard a crash outdoors. Then, they discovered that their parked automobile had been hit by one other automobile and broken.

When police arrived, they recognized the motive force of the opposite automobile as off-duty detective Adam Welch. He was driving his private automobile.

An officer requested the Kansas Freeway Patrol to research, however they have been unavailable so the Douglas County Sheriff’s Workplace was referred to as.

Arriving deputies believed Welch was driving below the affect and he was taken to the Douglas County Jail.

In an announcement, Lawrence Police Chief Rick Lockhart stated he was personally saddened by the incident.

“I’m passionate concerning the professionals on this division,” he stated. “This isn’t excellent news.”

The Lawrence Police Division is not going to be concerned within the ongoing investigation, McCabe stated.

However the division will conduct an inside investigation and, per police protocol, Welch has been positioned on paid administrative depart till the investigation is full.

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