A 48-year-old Bainbridge Island man was arrested for vehicular assault after he allegedly crashed a friend’s Volvo near Highway 305 and Sportsman Club Road early Saturday morning and two passengers in the car were injured.
One of the passengers was seriously hurt in the one-car crash, which hit the light pole at the corner of the intersection, and had to be taken by medical airlift to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The passenger’s left arm was broken in multiple places, and the passenger also had head injuries and a possible concussion.
Kevin Allen Warren, 48, was arrested by Bainbridge police at 2:30 a.m. Saturday after police were called to the scene of the crash.
According to court documents and a police report on the crash, Warren allegedly told police he had been driving but seemed to be confused about what had happened. He first said he was driving through a green light when another vehicle hit the Volvo and kept going.
Police determined that Warren had been driving north on Sportsman Club Road but rounded the curve too fast as he approached the highway. The road was wet, and the car slid across the other lane of the road, then across the grassy shoulder, before it hit a light pole.
The car then bounced off the light pole and slid onto the southbound lane of Highway 305.
The impact of hitting the pole caused the front-seat passenger, a 48-year-old Bainbridge man, to hit his head on the windshield. Police, who later removed a chunk of the passenger’s hair from the windshield, said he appeared dazed and barely conscious. Police said he appeared to be suffering from a concussion after the crash.
The car, a 2006 Volvo XC90 SUV, was owned by the passenger in the back seat, a 47-year-old Bainbridge man. He was taken to Harrison Hospital for head injuries and a possible concussion.
Warren told officers he didn’t own the Volvo, but was driving it because he was the “designated driver” that night. He performed poorly in roadside sobriety tests, and breath tests had readings of .186 and .189.
Warren was arrested for vehicular assault and was booked into Kitsap County Jail. Bail was set at $20,000.
Warren was charged Monday in Kitsap County District Court with vehicular assault. Conviction of the felony can result in a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.