Police blotter: Woman forced to walk home after speeding for a bathroom


This week, a woman pulled over for driving 20 mph over the speed limit told police she really needed to get to her bathroom. Her history of unpaid traffic tickets and lack of auto insurance made police less than sympathetic. They cited her for speeding and made her walk home.

The blotter’s below.

Mar. 31
Damaged: Four juvenile males were seen fleeing an unoccupied mobile home on Madrona Way just after 6:15 p.m. The home was found to have holes kicked in its interior walls. The juveniles were seen running into the Pavilion on Madison Avenue but police were unable to locate them.

Drunken driving: A 22-year-old Bainbridge man was arrested for drunken driving on Wyatt Way just after 1:30 a.m. An officer had observed the suspect driving at about 60 mph in a 25 mph zone and fail to stop at a stop sign. Once pulled over, the suspect agreed his speed was excessive, but explained that he is 22 and was “driving like someone of that age,” the officer reported. A breath test indicated the suspect had a blood-alcohol level of .182. The legal limit is .08. He was taken to the county jail in Port Orchard.

Mar. 26
Drinking: Four men under the age of 21 were found drinking wine at Pritchard Park near Creosote Place just before 11:30 p.m. Police found the men, who were all over 18 years old, drinking wine and eating cookies. They said they were enjoying watching the ferry go by. Two of the men were Bainbridge residents. One of the men was from Bremerton and the fourth man was from Hansville. They admitted to drinking “a little wine” but appeared intoxicated. Another young man who was not drinking was sleeping in a nearby van. They identified him as their designated driver. An officer confiscated their wine and sent a report to the prosecutor’s office for possible charges.

Bomb scare: Woodward Middle School staff called police at 2 p.m. to report that someone had written “Bomb @ 1200” on the wall of a girls’ bathroom. Staff told police this is the fourth message the school has found related to bombs in recent weeks. Police and staff did not believe the message indicated a serious risk. Classes had already been dismissed.

Mar. 25
Bitten: A 46-year-old Bainbridge woman was bitten by her own dog on Barkentine Road just after 9 a.m. The woman had been walking both her dogs when she decided to unleash them at let them play. The woman tried to intervene when the dogs began fighting. One of the dogs bit one of her hands, causing two puncture wounds. She was taken to a nearby hospital by a family member.

Speeding: A 45-year-old Bainbridge woman was cited for speeding on Baker Hill Road just after 1:30 a.m. When asked why she was traveling over 50 mph in a 30 mph zone, the woman said she was rushing because she needed to go to the bathroom. Police determined that she had no insurance and had unpaid traffic tickets. They ordered her to leave her vehicle and walk home.

Mar. 24
Drunk: A 35-year-old Bainbridge man was found sleeping outside a Winslow Way bar just after 2 a.m. Police found that the man was highly intoxicated and had a concealed pistol in his clothes. Possessing a firearm at a bar is prohibited. An officer drove the man home. A report was sent to the prosecutor’s office for possible weapons-related violations.

2 thoughts on “Police blotter: Woman forced to walk home after speeding for a bathroom

  1. I’m sorry but this seems so wrong. A woman who cannot drive is forced to walk home. So she isn’t a lovely person (she has a history of unpaid tickets. How about her personal safety? Shouldn’t that have been safeguarded?

  2. She should have thought about that before getting behind the wheel, and paid her tickets. If she could not, she should have made arrangements. Her alibi may be true, maybe not. But: She does NOT deserve a ride home at taxpayer expense! There are a LOT of people who are forced to walk: The underage, who have no driver’s license, the poor, who cannot afford a car, much less the nearly five bucks a gallon gas or the high insurance required by law, and the retired living on a fixed income who cannot afford the gas or the high parking rates charged in Bremerton. We have to walk….so can she!

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