Police arrest driver on suspicion of DUI after crashing into apartment


WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Wichita police said a 32-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of DUI after he crashed into a west Wichita apartment early Wednesday.

It happened around 1:15 in the 6700 block of West Shade Lane, near Central and Ridge.

Martel Yarborough (Courtesy: Sedgwick County Jail)

Police said the vehicle was heading east on Shade Lane before the crash.

A woman and child inside the apartment were not injured. However, a strong smell of gas was coming from the apartment when emergency crews arrived. Several other units in the building were evacuated as a precaution.

The Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department was called to assess the damage to the building.

Police booked Martel Yarborough on suspicion of DUI, battery of a law enforcement officer, obstruct and inattentive driving.

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