A young Bainbridge Islander was airlifted to Harborview after drinking too much alcohol during a sleepover on the grounds of Bainbridge High School.
Also this week, a driver takes out a power pole while rummaging in her purse for an iPod.
Collision: A Toyota SUV driven by a Bainbridge woman damaged a power pole on Eagle Harbor Drive just after 11 a.m. The driver said she was reaching for her iPod when she veered into the pole, causing damage to her SUV’s right side. The pole was “sheared, but not completely,” police reported. One of its wires sagged down, making the road impassible for tall trucks. A Puget Sound Energy work crew cut the cable and allowed the pole to drop. The driver was cited for inattention.
Overdose: An 18-year-old female was airlifted to a hospital after overdosing on alcohol during a “senior sleepover” at Bainbridge High School. Her friends called police just before 2:30 a.m. when she fell unconscious. She had five shots of alcohol, smoked marijuana and had not eaten in a long time, her friends told police. None of her friends knew where she got the alcohol or drugs. Because she was not breathing adequately on her own, a medic unit connected her to a respiratory apparatus before airlifting her to Seattle’s Harborview Hospital .
Rollover: A Bainbridge man lost control of his Toyota SUV and rolled it on Euclid Road shortly after 7:30 p.m. He told police he took a corner too fast. The man suffered minor scrapes. He was cited for negligent driving.