8 Hours

The Kitsap Sun broke a story last week about a DUI suspect caught in the Westpark area of Bremerton who turned out to be a murder suspect in San Francisco.

Determining that DUI suspect Foi Chi Duong had the same fingerprints as 2002 murder and kidnapping suspect Tu Minh Doung took law enforcement about 8 hours to figure out.

How did it happen? Here’s an hour by hour look.


June 26

1:02 a.m.
Bremerton Officer Donnell Rogers is nearly struck going northbound on Russell Road in Westpark by Doung’s 1988 Mazda. Rogers suspects Doung is drunk and calls in Washington State Trooper Travis Austin to investigate him for DUI.

1:50 a.m.
Austin believes he is under the influence and Doung is taken to Kitsap County jail. Doung’s Mazda is towed by Bremerton Towing.

2:20 a.m.
Doung arrives and is received by the corrections staff at the Kitsap County jail.

3:12 a.m.
Doung goes through the booking process at the jail and his fingerprints are taken. His prints create a criminal file in Washington (where he has no criminal history), and go to a national registry called the National Crime Information Center (NCIC), to check for any felony warrants for his arrest.

6:00 a.m.
Kitsap County Sheriff’s Sgt. Keith Hall arrives at work at the jail.

7:30 a.m.
Minutes prior, employees at the NCIC call the San Francisco Police Department, informing them that an SF homicide suspect has been picked up for DUI in Bremerton. At 7:30 a.m., officers from SFPD call Sgt. Hall.

8:45 a.m.
Hall receives faxes from SFPD, showing Doung’s mugshot and fingerprints. He compares the prints using a magnifying glass and determines Doung is their murder suspect.

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