Drunk driver interrupts Kitsap police driving class

A 44-year-old South Kitsap man was arrested this week for DUI after apparently taking a wrong turn off Old Clifton Road and driving into the middle of a training course for local police officers, the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office reported.

According to the incident report, the suspect drove onto the raceway at the Bremerton Motorsports Park shortly before 11 p.m. April 5 as local officers were hosting an Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC) at the track.

The suspect was driving a black, full-size diesel pick-up truck and ignored signs warning against entering, and began driving the wrong way on the track.

Two officers contacted the suspect, which they noted had watery, droopy eyes and appeared to be intoxicated. He was also described as having slurred speech and smelling of alcohol.

The suspect reportedly admitted to have been drinking, and agreed to perform field sobriety tests, which he performed poorly on.

He was then arrested and transported to the Kitsap County Jail for DUI. He was booked and released on his own recognizance.

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