Police Blotter: Bicyclist hits bike-lane builderFebruary 17th, 2011 by tristan baurick
This week, a bicyclist ran down and hospitalized a woman as she worked to make bicycling safer on Bainbridge.
Hit-and-run: A piece of plywood left the bed of a truck traveling on Highway 305 and struck a Bremerton female’s car just before 2:45 p.m. The plywood caused damage to the driver’s side door of the car. The south-bound truck did not stop. It was described as a small black pickup.
Hit-and-run: A bicyclist struck and injured a female flagger as she worked on North Madison Avenue shortly after 3:30 p.m. North-bound traffic had been temporarily stopped as work crews constructed a bicycle lane on the uphill portion of North Madison. The flagger said the bicyclist went around the waiting automobiles and was riding through the closed work area. The flagger, a Bremerton resident, said she waved her stop sign and stepped into the roadway to stop the bicyclist. The bicyclist struck the flagger and they both fell to the ground. The bicyclist immediately got up and pedaled away from the scene. The flagger suffered back, head and arm injuries, and was transported to a hospital.
Drunk driving: A Bainbridge male was arrested for drunk driving on Highway 305 in Suquamish just after 12:15 a.m. Clearwater Casino staff alerted police that the suspect was leaving the casino in an intoxicated state. Suquamish police pulled the suspect over on the north side of the Agate Pass Bridge after observing his vehicle fail to stop for a red light. A Bainbridge officer assisted with the arrest. She noted that the suspect had the strong odor of alcohol and admitted to having a few gin drinks at the casino. After failing a field sobriety test, the suspect was taken to the county jail in Port Orchard.