Police blotter: Horn honking provokes slap attack


This week, an impatient motorist’s honk was answered with a two-pronged slap attack from the guys in the car ahead.

And in other blotter news, a Hansville woman chased off a would-be thief she found rummaging in her car, and a cyclist was found injured and unconscious on a Winslow street.

Dec. 3
Crash: A Bainbridge male was uninjured after his truck hit two trees and rolled over on to its roof on Wyatt Way just before 10:45 p.m. The driver said he had veered from the roadway to avoid an oncoming vehicle that had strayed from its lane.

Dec. 1
Passing: A Bainbridge man was cited for passing an offloading school bus on Grow Avenue. The man said he did not recall passing the bus as it flashed its lights and displayed its stop sign.

Nov. 29
Shoplifting: A necklace valued at $78 was reported stolen from a Winslow Way business shortly after 5 p.m. The suspect was described as a white female with blond hair, about 5 feet, five inches and in her early 20s.

Nov. 28
Crash: A Bainbridge cyclist was airlifted to a Seattle hospital after he was found unconscious on John Adams Lane just before 5:30 p.m. Police believe the cyclist lost control of his bicycle after traveling over a speed bump at high speed. He suffered injuries to his pelvis and head. He was still entangled in his bicycle when he was found.

Nov. 27
Drunk driving: A Bainbridge woman was arrested for drunk driving on Old Mill Road at around 10:20 p.m. Police had been alerted that the suspect, who was seen allegedly driving drunk earlier in the week, had gone to the Isla Bonita bar on Winslow Way. Police located her vehicle near the bar and followed her as she drove home. The officer pulled the suspect over after watching her repeatedly veer from her lane. When asked how much she had to drink, the suspect said “a bunch.” After failing a series of field sobriety tests, the suspect was transported to the county jail. While en route to the jail, the suspect mentioned she intended to kill herself. She asked an officer for a piece of paper to make a “to do” list of goals she hoped to accomplish before committing suicide.

Nov. 26
Assault: A Poulsbo man was slapped on the face by an unknown man who was boarding a ferry at the Winslow terminal just before 7 p.m. The victim said he had honked at a stopped vehicle that was letting people off at the terminal’s drop-off area. The suspect got out of the vehicle, verbally challenged the victim, reached into the victim’s vehicle and slapped the victim on the nose and face with an open hand. Another male, who was accompanying the suspect, slapped the victim’s hat off his head. The suspects left on the ferry before police arrived. The victim said his nose bled a little after the slaps. His injury did not require medical attention.

Drunk driving: A Poulsbo male was arrested for drunk driving on Arrow Point Drive shortly after 1:20 a.m. Police were alerted about the man’s drunkenness and his location by a witness. Police found the suspect staggering in the intersection of Arrow Point and Miller roads. His truck was in a ditch. The suspect was unsteady on his feet and had slurred speech. “I guess you’ll have to take me to the drunk tank,” he said. He was transported to the county jail.

Nov. 25
Burglary: A Hansville woman confronted an unknown male she found rummaging around in her unlocked vehicle parked near Winslow Way-Madison Avenue intersection just before 9:45 p.m. The woman initially saw two feet poking out from under her driver’s side door. After the woman yelled “hey,” the suspect fled south. He was described as young, with dark hair and standing about 5 feet, 10 inches tall. He wore a gray hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and white athletic shoes. While her vehicle was in disarray, nothing appeared to have been stolen.

5 thoughts on “Police blotter: Horn honking provokes slap attack

  1. So if “The suspects left on the ferry before police arrived,” then why didn’t they alert the ferry and Seattle police? Wow, sloppy police work. If they wanted to catch the road ragin’ slap attackers it would have been ridiculously easy. The police do everything in their power to catch people for minor traffic offenses, but won’t make a phone call to catch a couple men who slapped a guy hard enough to cause him to bleed. It makes one wonder if they would have tried a little harder if the victim had been a woman…hmmm…

  2. For your information BIPD and State Patrol responded and the idiots were not located on the docks or the boat,being it was dark and not a very good description given as to what these people looked like..it is most likely they boarded the boat and blended in w/ the riders and not caught..this is unfortunate as they obiviously have very short fuses and need to be held accountable for their actions. this has nothing to do w/ the victims being male or female.

  3. According to the blurb, the slappers were dropping off in the drop off zone. The slappee sounds like a rude driver and this was probably not the first time somebody slapped him, or should have, for being rude.

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