Archive for Thursday, June 23, 2005

Driver gets hearing in house-crash case

June 23, 2005

A hearing has been set for the Leavenworth man who drove a pickup truck into a Holiday Lane home on June 10. Thomas Brooks, 26, will appear July 18 in Leavenworth County District Court for a hearing.

Brooks was charged with possession of opiates or narcotic drugs, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, reckless driving, violating a basic rule governing speed of vehicles and failure to wear a seat belt. He was arrested at the scene by Lansing Police and released June 12 on bail of $8,550.

As of Tuesday, KBI labs had not yet released test results on the white powder found in Brooks' truck at the scene, but Lansing Police suspect it to be cocaine.

James Driscoll, whose garage, house and vehicles Brooks drove into, said Tuesday the damage to his home was estimated by his insurance company at $15,000 and the damage to his 1994 S-10 Blazer, $3,000.

Driscoll said his 1997 Harley-Davidson Dyna Glide motorcycle, which was pushed into the garage wall by the Blazer, had not yet been assessed for damage.

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