Bainbridge man arrested after DUI crash

A 78-year-old Bainbridge Island man was charged with driving under the influence and hit-and-run after he allegedly rear-ended another driver on Highway 305 near the Masi shop and then fled the scene.

According to the Washington State Patrol, the Bainbridge man was heading south on Highway 305 in a 1996 Ford F150 pickup when he came up behind an 18-year-old Suquamish man in a 2006 Honda Civic just after 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7.

The Suquamish man had stopped to turn left into a driveway when he was hit by the Ford pickup.

The State Patrol said the Bainbridge driver continued south to the Clearwater Casino, where he was contacted by police.

Both drivers escaped injury, but a 17-year-old girl in the Suquamish man’s vehicle was hurt and was taken by an aid car to Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton for treatment.

Both vehicles were totaled, and the Ford pickup was impounded.

The Bainbridge man was charged with DUI and hit-and-run. The State Patrol attributed the cause of the crash to DUI driving.

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