Bainbridge blotter | Texting rollover crash

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter.

Friday, March 29

4:30 p.m. Police noticed a driver on High School Road who was not wearing her seat belt. The driver was known from a previous incident when she was discovered to be driving while intoxicated. The officer followed the car across six different roads until it pulled out in front of a Honda on Vincent Road.

The Honda swerved to avoid hitting the woman. Police activated their emergency lights. The woman stopped the car in the middle of the road and got out. The woman took one portable breath test and blew .074, just under the legal limit. She was cited for negligent driving.

Sunday, March 31

2:55 a.m. A car failed to stop at a stop sign on Sportsman Club Road near Finch Road. The car traveled straight, crashed off the road and continued on where it hit a telephone box. It finally stopped on some rocks at the base of a tree. A man witnessed the crash, and asked the driver and passengers — who he described as girls with long hair around the age of 20 — if they were OK. They said they were fine and drove away.

The witness could not describe the car. Police found fluid, suspected to be coolant, leaking from the crash site and on down Finch. The trail went down Finch to Grow Avenue, then onto Madison and headed toward Highway 305. The trail went dry on Madison.

6:33 p.m. As she was texting on her phone while driving, a woman attempted to turn from Sunrise Drive onto Torvanger Road. But she took the turn too wide and rolled the car into a ditch where it rested on the driver’s side door. No one was injured.

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