Bainbridge blotter | The fight before Christmas

Selected incidents from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter.

Sunday, Dec. 23

9 p.m. Police pulled over a car on New Brooklyn Road after it was weaving in and out of the lane. The driver had just picked up her husband and daughter at the ferry. Officers could smell alcohol on her breath. The woman said she had consumed three glasses of wine and that she was very sorry. She then said that she lived “right there” and asked if she could just go home.

A portable breath test registered a .203 percent blood alcohol level. Breath tests at the station registered .261 and .260. The woman was arrested for DUI.

10:23 p.m. A father and daughter had an argument at their residence on Eagle Harbor Drive. The father got angry when their dog spilled a glass of wine he had placed on the floor.

The daughter tried to calm him down and eventually told him to shut up, tapping him on his cheek. The father then slapped his daughter very hard, according to the daughter. She slapped him back. The father suffered a bloody nose. He then grabbed her by the shoulders and pushed her into her room and onto her bed.

The father then walked off to cool down. When police found him he said he had too much alcohol and that it contributed to the events of the night. He denied placing his hands on his daughter and was shocked that she slapped him.


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