Olalla man arrested 13th time for DUI

The number “13” is an unluckly number — at least for a South Kitsap man.

Bail was set for $1 million for a Olalla man who remains in custody in the Kitsap County Jail after he was arrested for a 13th time for suspicion of driving under the influence on Oct. 30.

Charles Thomas Sorensen, 49, was charged Oct. 31 in Kitsap County District Court with one count of felony driving under the influence (DUI) and one count of attempting to elude a police vehicle.

According to charging papers, Washington State Patrol reported they spotted grass and branches stuck underneath Sorensen’s 1997 white Chevrolet pickup on a South Kitsap road about 10 p.m. Wednesday. Sorensen failed to stop after state troopers activated lights and sirens on Long Lake Road. He finally stopped after turning onto Clover Valley. Troopers reported Sorensen was “swaying heavily” with bloodshot eyes and “smelled heavily of intoxicants.” They said the man apparently crashed his truck in a ditch near Sedgwick at Banner Road.

Court documents stated that Sorensen refused a breath test, but a search warrant allowed deputies to take two blood samples. Troopers discovered an open bottle of vodka and a half-empty beer bottle.

Court records show that Sorensen had been arrested in 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2007 for DUI.

Charges against the following individuals were filed in Kitsap County District court recently:

Nov. 5: Weston Joseph Broussard, 42, Port Orchard, possesion of meth.

Nov. 4: Annette Ardell Powell, 38, Port Orchard, driving under the influence; Herbert W. Hultz, 58, Port Orchard, driving under the influence and second-degree driving while license suspended or revoked; Alex James Hubbeling, 24, Port Orchard, driving under the influence and hit-and-run; Brock Dee Chambers, 49, Port Orchard, third-degree malicious mischief (gross misdemeanor); Gabriel Richard Carson, 34, Port Orchard, third-degree driving while license suspended or revoked; Shaun Elliott Wallace, 30, Port Orchard, violation of court order (felony); Susan Marie Tarfiff, 39, Port Orchard, possession of meth; Mike Louis Darling, 34, Olalla, possession of heroin; Irene Adelle Axe, 60, Port Orchard, felony driving under the influence.

Oct. 31: Marlo Marie Cozzie, 36, Port Orchard, violation of court order (gross misdemeanor); Lareydo Terri P. McNeill, 22, Port Orchard, delivery of meth.

Oct. 30: May Shannon Ferguson, 21, transient, second-degree taking a motor vehicle without permission.


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