Police Blotter: DUI arrest interrupts burger run


A 23-year-old Bremerton man told police he was on his way to get a burger from a Bainbridge drive-thru when he was stopped for speeding and driving erratically on Highway 305 on Nov. 16. The man was booked into Kitsap County jail for drunken driving, and an extraditable felony warrant out of Colorado.

Also this week, graffiti sprayed on an island school appeared targeted at administrators, and a motorcyclist was hospitalized after colliding with a deer.

The blotter is below:

Nov. 16

Drunken driving: A 23-year-old Bremerton man was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol shortly before 1 a.m. Police stopped the driver on Highway 305 near Sportsman Club Road after observing his car speeding south from Agate Pass Bridge at 65 mph. The car also crossed the highway median several times. The man told police he’d drunk two beers at the Suquamish casino and was on his way to get a burger at a Bainbridge drive thru. He performed poorly on voluntary field sobriety tests and declined to submit to a portable breathalyzer sample. He was arrested and taken to the police station where a breathalyzer test registered his blood alcohol content at .195. The legal limit is .08. The man was booked into Kitsap County jail for drunken driving and had an extraditable felony warrant out of Colorado.

Nov. 14

Theft: A 70-year-old woman reported two ceramic pots were missing from her husband’s gravesite at a Bainbridge cemetery. The pots were black and about 17 inches in diameter. No suspects.

Nov. 13

Found: A pedestrian found a blue and gray striped bag and an umbrella in Waterfront Park near the walking bridge. A wallet inside the bag contained cash and a drivers license belonging to a 28-year-old Poulsbo woman. Police attempted to contact the woman without success. The items were placed into evidence for safekeeping.

Nov. 12

Malicious mischief: Graffiti was reported at a High School Road school at about 1:30 a.m. Several messages had been sprayed on the outside of windows belonging to administrative offices in green and black paint. One message was threatening and included a slur. The other appeared to say “never forget this.” Damage was estimated at $200.

Nov. 10

Marine incident: The manager of a Ward Avenue marina reported a pleasure boat sinking at the dock at about 5 p.m. She told police she’d contacted the boat’s owner, but the owner couldn’t respond until the following morning. The manager rigged up a pump in the boat but said it wasn’t keeping up with the leak. Bainbridge Fire responded and was able to pump some water from the vessel. At 8 p.m. the manager reported the boat was still sinking. Police advised the manager to have the owner contact a private salvage company.

Nov. 6

Found: Police took possession of an MGX model bicycle that was left on a rack outside a Winslow Way cafe. The bike was placed in evidence for safekeeping.

Collision: A motorcyclist was hospitalized after colliding with a deer on Bucklin Hill Road at about 9:30 a.m. The rider was traveling downhill on a BMW F800 when the deer darted into the roadway. The rider was ejected onto the pavement and suffered rib and shoulder injuries. The wounded deer was found on the side of the road.