Daily Archives: January 28, 2010

Bainbridge cyclist airlifted to Seattle hospital

A 35-year-old Bainbridge Island man was hospitalized Wednesday evening after being hit by a car while he was riding his bicycle.

The accident happened at about 7:20 p.m. on High School Road near Capstan Drive on Bainbridge. The bicyclist was headed east when a car, driven by a 56-year-old Bainbridge Island man, pulled out in front of the bike, said Sue Shultz, Bainbridge Island police lieutenant.

A Bainbridge Island Fire Department official said that the man on the bicycle was taken by helicopter to Harborview Medical Center to be treated for his injuries.

The flight was a precaution and the bicyclist did not sustain life threatening injuries, Shultz said.

The bicyclist was wearing proper lighting, but the driver reported that he was difficult to see, Shultz said. The case has been forwarded to the Kitsap County Prosecutor’s Office for review.
-Kitsap Sun staff

Police blotter: Hitting the roundabout at 80 mph


A lane-swerving, stop-sign-ignoring Pontiac gunned it up to 80 on the stretch of Madison between Winslow Way and High School Road. The car then hit the not-so-small bump that is the Madison-High School Road roundabout. Once stopped by police, the driver appeared perplexed about why he’d been pulled over. He also appeared drunk.

Blotter’s below.

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Former Bainbridge police officer and his wife sue city

A former Bainbridge police officer is suing the city over how the Bainbridge Island Police Department handled a domestic dispute at his home and the subsequent investigation into his and his wife’s actions.

The officer, who resigned in 2008, is asking for $1 million in damages. His wife is also suing for unlawful arrest and other claims. One of their sons recently filed a third claim against the city alleging that police used excessive force when arresting him during a 2007 traffic stop.

Read the full story here.