March 4, 2024

Garden City man arrested after driving into a house

Garden City, Kan (WesternKansasNews.Com) – On October 8, 2022, at around 12:50 A.M., Officers of the Garden City Police Department attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a Nissan Versa at the intersection of Main and Mary Streets.

The vehicle failed to stop and continued westbound on Mary Street and turned south into the 2500 block of B Street. The vehicle went left of center and off the roadway and stopped on the curb. The vehicle then accelerated to avoid apprehension and struck a residence. Finney County EMS and the Garden City Fire Department responded to evaluate the driver, identified as David Hapes (59), Garden City, KS, and the structural damage to the residence. The homeowner, who was inside the residence at the time of the
collision, was not injured but was evacuated due to the damage. The total estimated damage to the residence is over $75,000.00.

Through further investigation, it was determined that Hapes was suspected of driving under the influence. Hapes was arrested and lodged in the Finney County Jail on the following charges:

• Interference LEO
• Flee and Elude
• Reckless Driving
• Stop Sign Violation
• Left of Center
• Failure to Maintain Lane