Bainbridge blotter | Drunk driver vows she's 'going to beat this'

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter.

Wednesday, May 1

10:18 p.m. A woman was pulled over on Fletcher Bay Road after police observed her speeding, screeching her wheels to stop and drifting in and out of the lane. The woman said she had a couple of beers to drink.

When police asked her where she had the beers she replied, “You know.” Police asked the woman to take roadside sobriety tests.

She asked for her lawyer. Police said she was not under arrest, so she agreed to begin the tests. She fell out of the car and then complained that the roadway gravel was unfair. She also fell after attempting to walk heel-to-toe. She then refused to take anymore tests and asked for her lawyer again. Refusing to take a portable breath test, she was placed under arrest.

At the station she became defiant and said she wanted her lawyer but didn’t remember his name. She refused to accept a public defender. She wanted to call her parents, but officers told her “no.”

When officers attempted to contact the attorneys she asked for, they were not available. Police reports noted that the woman then became “arrogant and snippy.” She was then transported to the county jail.

While en route to the jail, she insisted that people drink at island restaurants and drive drunk all the time and that she “was going to beat this.”

She was booked into the jail where she continued to refuse to take a breath test or sign her Miranda rights paperwork.

Thursday, May 2

9:58 p.m. A man was following a woman at a Winslow cafe. The woman told the man that she was not interested in him, but he continued to follow her at the cafe.

At one point he threw small rocks against the windows of the cafe to get her attention. The woman told police that the man stroked her hair on previous occasions. He also previously showed the woman and friends a knife he owned, for no apparent reason.

Police contacted the man who was hanging out across the street from the cafe. He agreed to stay away and left the area.


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