The Drunk Who Got AwayAugust 20th, 2010 by ed friedrich
I felt bad on the way to work the other day that I didn’t turn in a drunk driver. He or she could’ve killed somebody.
I generally like to give people the benefit of the doubt, and don’t take calling 911 lightly, but this guy was bad off. He was trying to drive in the slow lane, but bounced in an out of the fast lane and shoulder all the way from Purdy to Bremerton. It was 8:30 in the morning. Was he hung over from partying all night? Did he get up and start hitting the bottle? I have a beer now and then, but I’ve never been wasted at 8:30 in the morning.
The guy had a hard time getting through Gorst, continuing to weave and hit the brakes. There’s no way everone else couldn’t have noticed him, too. Every time I tried to catch up to him and get his license plate number, he took off. I though of just calling in a description of the car, but it was nondescript. Nondescript color, kind of bluish-greenish-silvery. Nondescript car, your typical little … I don’t know what.
Coming along Sinclair Inlet, I though if he dumps it in the bay, I’ll try to help but I’m not let this idiot drown me. To his credit, he kept it on the road. Last I saw he was headed north on Highway 3 near the auto center. Hopefully somebody else was able to report him.