SILVERDALE, Wash. - Drivers making really poor decisions were out in force Friday night. Kitsap County troopers had to maintain a high level of situational awareness during a wild two-hour period early Saturday morning. The fun started at around 0202 AM when a trooper attempted to stop a speeding vehicle traveling east bound on Bucklin Hill Rd. The trooper checked the vehicle speed at 75 mph in the 35 mph zone and attempted to overtake and stop the 2002 Acura. This attempt to stop the speeding vehicle, now failing to yield, eventually turned into a pursuit with speeds of 80+ mph reached on Bucklin Hill Rd. The pursuit ended at the intersection of NW Fairgrounds Rd and Central Valley with the suspect vehicle crashing into a dirt embankment. The 25 year old driver of this vehicle, alone in the car, was taken into custody for Felony Eluding and DUI and eventually booked into the Kitsap County Jail.
At approximately 0255 AM while troopers and CIU detectives were investigating the pursuit collision, a 2004 Infinity sped through the scene requiring the on-ground troopers to take evasive action to avoid getting struck. The 24 year old female driver was stopped by one of the troopers and arrested for DUI and Reckless Driving. She was also booked into the Kitsap County Jail, refusing the breath test.
It gets better. At 0349 am, with troopers still investigating the pursuit collision, a 1995 Toyota Camry driven by a 62 year old female approached the scene south bound on Central Valley Rd stopping at the red signal light. Her vehicle was struck from the rear by a 1989 Nissan truck driven by a 24 year old male driver. The Nissan, with heavy front damage, fled the scene south bound on Central Valley Rd. A trooper and his field training cadet went in pursuit of the fleeing Nissan. After approximately one half mile the Nissan’s damaged hood flew open blocking the driver’s vision and the truck crashed into the south bound ditch. The troopers forcibly removed the male driver as he was still attempting to flee this second collision. The driver was arrested for DUI and Felony Hit and Run and was booked into the Kitsap County Jail with a $50,000 bail set. This driver’s blood alcohol was over twice the legal limit. The female victim of this injury collision was transported to Harrison Hospital.
You can’t make this stuff up. It’s dangerous out there between the paint folks so watch your back. Drive Sober.