Bainbridge blotter | Three or four drinks

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter.

SATURDAY, MAY 19

8:43 p.m. A 53-year-old Portland, Oregon man was arrested for driving under the influence, driving with no valid license and having no insurance after he crashed his truck into a tree on Ericksen Avenue NE.

Police arrived to find the man exiting the truck, his shirt and hands “covered in blood.” They summoned medical aid, despite the man’s insistence that he was fine. There was blood on his chin and coming out of his mouth as well.

The man smelled heavily of alcohol and his speech was slurred. He said over and over again that he’d “made a mistake.” When the officer said he could smell the alcohol, the driver said, “Well, obviously.”

The man said he was coming from a downtown Winslow bar/restaurant where he’d had three or four drinks in the last two hours.

He only had an ID, and no license. He had no insurance. The tabs on his truck had expired in 2015 and he had no registration.

The man said he’d pulled out of the restaurant parking lot too quickly and spun while trying to make the turn from Winslow onto Ericksen. He slid off the road and hit a tree. When asked why his car was not touching the tree now, the man said he’d been trying to leave before the police showed up.

Paramedics said the man should be taken to the hospital in Bremerton.

The man’s blood was drawn and he was taken to the hospital. Once cleared, he was taken to Kitsap County Jail.

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