Bainbridge blotter | Driving while impaired, bigly

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter.

FRIDAY, DEC. 8

3 p.m. A 77-year-old Bainbridge Island woman reported her mailbox had been broke into. It was a “heavy duty, locking mailbox,” she said, located near her home on NE Jay Street.

The door was pried open, the lock damaged and the door left hanging open.

As she’d already picked up the day’s mail, the woman said she did not believe anything was actually stolen in the attempt.

The estimated cost of the damaged property was about $100.

5:12 p.m. A 22-year-old Bainbridge Island woman was arrested for driving while impaired.

Police were alerted to the woman’s erratic driving by a concerned caller, who observed her driving southbound on Sportsman Club Road from Highway 305.

A Bainbridge officer located and followed the car. The woman was speeding, veering over both the yellow center and white fog lines and riding the brake.

Upon eventually being stopped, the woman smelled of alcoholic beverages, police said, and her eyes were watery and bloodshot. She claimed she had not been drinking, but slurred her speech and “seemed disoriented.”

She said she was going to work in Kingston, but had, in fact, been traveling the opposite direction when she was stopped.

The woman performed poorly on a field sobriety test and refused to blow into a breathalyzer.

She was arrested.

Later, the woman blew a .417 and a .427 and was transported to Harrison Medical Center for examination before being taken to Kitsap County Jail.

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