Police blotter: Drunk driver would rather go home than to jail


This week, a drunk driver crashed her SUV into an embankment, backed through two lanes of traffic and finally lodged her vehicle in a ditch. While en route to jail, the woman kept asking about her dogs (who were unwitting accomplices during her drinking and crashing) and wherer she was being taken. After being told several times that she was being taken to jail, the woman repeatedly suggested that her preference would be to go home instead. Police denied her request.

Blotter’s below.

Oct. 31
Vandalized: A High School Road resident reported that his front door was covered with a blood-like substance, likely red food coloring. His home was also struck by several eggs. He suspect’s his ex-girlfriend’s boyfriend. Damages were estimated at $50.

Theft: A Bainbridge man reported that a bicycle was stolen from his Valley Road home sometime during the night. The bicycle, which has some custom-made parts, was valued at $2,000.

Oct. 30
Drunk driving: A Bainbridge female was arrested for drunk driving on Wyatt Way just before 10 p.m. The suspect had crashed her SUV into a dirt embankment at the intersection of Wyatt and Finch Road. Police were called to the scene by a passerby. An officer found the SUV partially in a ditch on the south side of Wyatt. The suspect, who had the strong odor of alcohol, said she had overshot the turn due to the slick roadway. She appeared to have no injuries. After striking the embankment, the suspect drove backward across two lanes of traffic before the SUV’s rear end dropped into the ditch. She admitted to having had a couple beers at a dinner party. Two dogs in the SUV were taken to animal control. The suspect, who failed a series of field sobriety tests, was taken to the county jail in Port Orchard. She repeated the same questions “over and over” during the ride to jail: “Where are we going? Can I get my dogs now?” and noted several times that she would rather go home than jail.

Broken: An unknown person threw a rock through a Robertson Road home’s window, causing $200 in damage.

Too drunk: Police assisted a Puyallup male in traveling to friend’s home after police judged him to be too intoxicated to drive. Police were called by Agatewood Road residents who were suspicious of the man’s presence. He had been standing outside a truck and appeared intoxicated, residents reported. Police assisted the man in trying to find a ride. A taxi was called and directed to take the man and his dog to a Quilcene address.

Dispatched: An injured deer was shot three times by police near the New Brooklyn Road-Sportsman Club Road intersection just after 1:30 p.m.

Hit: A deer was killed by a car traveling on Highway 305 just after 6 a.m.

Drunk driving: A Bainbridge female was arrested for drunk driving on Highway 305 just before 1 a.m. Police initially observed the suspect’s SUV drift in an out of her lane and travel about 15 miles under the speed limit on Day Road. Once the suspect was pulled over, an officer noticed she had the strong odor of alcohol. The suspect admitted to having two beers. A male passenger was described as “agitated and obviously intoxicated.” After failing a series of field sobriety tests, the suspect was asked by police to turn around for handcuffing. The suspect initially resisted while expressing concerns for her children and her predicament. After a third request for cooperation, an officer used force to turn the suspect around and apply handcuffs. Her companion was given a ride to his home by another officer. The suspect was taken to the county jail in Port Orchard.

Oct. 25
Theft: A Bainbridge high school student reported that his Dell laptop computer was stolen from a high school locker room sometime during the day. A cook book and algebra book were also stolen. The items, which were in a black backpack, were left near a locker because the pack was too big to put inside a locker. The computer was valued at $500.

2 thoughts on “Police blotter: Drunk driver would rather go home than to jail

  1. Seems like there is an awful lot of DUI’s coming from the Island lately…it’s dark and hard enough to see drivng on the island @ night now beware of the drunks driving also..

  2. Stop Drunk Driving Now’s President and Founder, Ron Bellanti, gives high school students the cold hard facts on drunk driving. Ron is dedicated to helping teenagers realize the consequences of drunk driving and have them make the right decisions as well. Learn more about drunk driving prevention, statistics and how to get your school involved at http://www.stopddnow.com

    Recently, Ron spoke at Londonderry High School in Londonderry, New Hampshire educating students on the perils of drunk driving. Read more on what the Derry News thought of the drunk driving prevention event at http://www.derrynews.com/londonderry/x2073120501/LHS-students-hear-cold-hard-facts

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