Police blotter: Winslow Way construction can’t stop impatient driver


This week, an impatient driver weaved through the blocked Winslow Way construction zone, hitting a flagger and running over a traffic cone thrown in her way.

She then stopped by the police station to complain about the delay the workers caused her.

Sept. 24
Reckless: A 55-year-old Bainbridge was arrested for reckless driving, failure to report a collision, and driving with a suspended license after he crashed his vehicles on Highway 305 near Day Road shortly after 6:30 a.m. His vehicle struck a utility pole, bushes and a tree before coming to rest in a ditch. The suspect left the scene but was located by police at a hospital. He had suffered a head injury. He told police he had fallen asleep while driving. His vehicle suffered damage to both sides and its front.

Drinking: An 18-year-old Bainbridge man was arrested for underage drinking outside the teen center on High School Road just before 2 a.m. Police contacted the suspect when they saw him at the center and noticed he had an open can of beer.

Sept. 22
Threatened: A Bainbridge woman reported that she and her dogs were threatened by an unknown person at a coffee shop on the 300 block of Winslow Way just after 4 p.m. The victim said the person expressed displeasure at being near the dogs and then threatened the dogs and the owner with bodily injury. No arrests were made.

Theft: A custom-built bicycle was stolen from a High School Road parking garage. The bike had been locked.

Sept. 21
Drunken driving: A 50-year-old Seattle man was arrested for drunken driving on Highway 305 near Vineyard Lane just after 11:15 p.m. An officer witnessed the suspect driving his vehicle in an erratic manner. The suspect was taken to the county jail in Port Orchard.

Sept. 19
Theft: A locked Cannondale bicyle was stolen from a parking garage under the Island Crossings apartment complex on High School Road sometime over the weekend.

Sept. 18
Theft: Several pieces of mosaic yard art were stolen from a Manitou Beach Drive home. Losses were estimated at $500.

Sept. 15
Failure to stop: A 44-year-old Bainbridge woman was cited for failing to stop for traffic control personnel after she drove through a road construction zone on Winslow Way just before 6:30 a.m. According to construction workers, the suspect was waiting for the road to reopen at the Winslow Way-Ericksen Avenue intersection. She honked the horn of her BMW car, yelled “some of us have jobs to do,” and then drove around another waiting car. She passed three workers who repeatedly ordered her to stop. Her car’s side mirror struck but did not injure one of the workers. The woman drove over a traffic cone that was thrown in the car’s path. After driving through the block-length construction zone, the woman stopped at the Bainbridge police station to complain about the construction. She said roadway holes caused by the construction nearly caused her car to get stuck. She explained that she was on her way to the Winslow ferry to get to work, and was unhappy about the delay caused by the construction. Police told her that driving through a construction zone after being told to stop is illegal. She agreed, but stressed “it was the right thing to do.” She added that she wanted to “make an example” that nobody should be made late for work because of construction.