Bainbridge blotter | Just can’t try anymore

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter.


10:40 p.m. A 29-year-old Bainbridge man was arrested for driving under the influence.

Police noticed a motorcycle going very fast and recklessly near the entryway of Fort Ward Park. When pulled over, the rider smelled strongly of alcoholic beverages. Asked if he’d had anything to drink, the man said, “I’ve had one or two beers.”

The man supplied his license from his jacket pocket but forgot about finding his registration. Asked again, he said it was inside the motorcycle’s seat. He took out the keys and tried, unsuccessfully to remove the seat. He said it “usually unlocks,” and was unsure why he was having trouble with it. Eventually, he gave up.

Asked to do a field sobriety test, the driver said he lived very close by. “I have not hurt anyone tonight, and I have not hurt myself,” he said. Also, he questioned how the officer could smell alcohol on him when standing three or four feet away.

When asked again to do a field sobriety test, the man refused.

Asked to perform a breathalyzer test, the man refused.

The man became rather angry and hostile and a second unit was requested. While awaiting the second officer’s arrival, the first officer asked the driver to try again to get his registration from inside the motorcycle seat as a means of keeping him calm.

After struggling with the seat for a moment, the man refused to try further.

The driver was arrested.

At the police station, the man blew a .128.

He was transported to Kitsap County Jail and booked, his bail set at $5,000.