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Man arrested for DUI also faces charges for threats to kill officer, family
A 28-year-old Port Orchard man arrested Wednesday night for DUI also faces felony harassment charges for allegedly threatening to kill the police officer who took him into custody and the officer's family, according to a police report.
A Port Orchard officer saw the man get out of a vehicle in a parking lot on Piperberry Way and stagger over to the entrance to Sk8town, where the man was about to urinate on the wall until the officer shined his spotlight on him.
About 20 minutes later, the officer said he saw the suspect drive through the parking lot and stop in front of Tommy C's bar.
The officer approached the suspect, who was the only occupant of the vehicle, and said he could smell a strong odor of intoxicants. The suspect refused a request to take field sobriety tests and was arrested for DUI, and he then became angry and started yelling profanities and threats, the officer reported.
In his report, the officer noted the suspect's multiple threats included saying "People will look you and your family up and do them in," and "Remember Forza Coffee," a reference to the killing of four police officers in Lakewood two years ago.
The report also noted that the suspect's criminal record includes assault with a deadly weapon, and the officer wrote that "the threats he made were directed at me, my family, and other law enforcement officers and families."
Additionally, he states in his report that the suspect "said it in a manner and tone which indicated he would take action on his threats."
The suspect was booked for felony harassment and DUI with bail set at $70,000. He was placed in a crisis cell at the Kitsap County jail because of his behavior during the booking process.