Bainbridge woman charged with felony after allegedly fleeing from police during DUI stop

A 24-year-old Bainbridge Island woman has been charged with attempting to elude police after she allegedly failed to pull over early Thursday morning and crashed into trees near Hidden Cove Road while trying to get away.

Rosemary Eleanor Trumper was charged in Kitsap County Superior Court Thursday on a felony charge of eluding police.

According to court papers, a Bainbridge Island police officer tried to stop Trumper for speeding and unsafe lane travel while she was driving an Audi sedan near Hidden Cove and Phelps roads just after 1:30 a.m. Thursday, July 11.

The officer said the Audi came to a stop, then the driver sped away at a high rate of speed. The driver went through a stop sign, went off the road, and crashed into some trees.

Trumper then got out of the car, according to court documents, and the officer noticed she smelled of alcohol. No one else was in the car.

She was then arrested for DUI and trying to elude a police vehicle.

The officer also discovered that Trumper's driving license had been suspended in the third degree.

Later breath tests showed a blood alcohol level of .288 and .273.

Trumper was booked into Kitsap County Jail, and bail was set at $20,000.

Felony eluding carries a maximum penalty of a five-year prison and $10,000 fine.

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