Two DUI arrests followed a hit-and-run in Poulsbo on Tuesday afternoon.
Washington State Patrol responded to a call from an Elm Utility worker who said the driver of a Nissan Titan had rammed his Kia Soul until his vehicle was pushed off a driveway into trees. The driver of the Nissan allegedly exited his vehicle and began threatening the driver of the Kia on foot.
When troopers arrived on the scene, they observed the Nissan Titan at the top of the driveway. The driver of the vehicle allegedly refused orders to stop and continued down the driveway and entered a residence. The 60-year-old Poulsbo resident was later arrested under suspicion of driving under the influence, failure to obey an officer, hit and run, and assault.
As troopers were responding to the scene, they noticed a Dodge Dakota parked perpendicular to the roadway off state Route 308 at Vincent Road. This same Dodge later drove down the driveway where they had been conducting the hit and run investigation. Having noticed the utility worker’s vehicle off the driveway, the driver offered his assistance. Troopers allegedly detected the odor of intoxicants coming from the driver, and he was also placed under arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence.
—Nick Twietmeyer is a reporter with Kitsap News Group. Nick can be reached at email@example.com